Patricia Taylor Wells published her first book in 2016: “Camp Tyler, A First of its Kind” for the benefit of Camp Tyler, the oldest outdoor education school in the country, which she attended as a child.
Her first novel, “The Eyes of the Doe,” was published in 2017. The book was awarded First Place by Texas Authors Association in 2018 for Family Life/Inspirational Fiction. Prior to publication, the first chapter placed as a finalist in the 2016 First Chapter Competition for Historical Fiction sponsored by East Texas Writers Guild.
In March 2018, her memoir “Mademoiselle Renoir à Paris” was published. In April 2019, Ms. Wells’ collection of poems “LodeStar” was released. It received First Place for Poetry in the Best of Texas Book Awards in 2020. All four of her books have been featured in Tyler Today Magazine.
Ms. Wells’ short story “Final Curtain” was awarded first place in 2018, and her short story “Among the Thorns” was awarded first place in 2019 in the short story contest sponsored by Texas Authors Association. The stories were published in Short Stories by Texas Authors, Vol. 4 (2018), and Vol. 5 (2019).
Ms. Wells, who holds a BA in English and French, facilitated writing critique groups for the Atlanta Writers Club and Knoxville Writers Group. She especially enjoys writing poetry and draws inspiration from the wide range of experience she gathered from her travels and living in a variety of places.
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