Pat Nichols is proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
During the spring, summer, and early autumn of her life this side of heaven, she and her high-school-sweetheart husband struggled and triumphed through life’s peaks and valleys. After raising two children, welcoming four grandchildren–one is with the angels–buying a Corvette, and ticking off every item on their travel bucket list, she asked; What’s next? The answer; following twenty-seven years in six different management positions with an international beauty company, Pat launched career number two as a novelist. Her corporate experience working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life, inspired her to create stories about women who face challenges in the pursuit of their dreams.
While writing two manuscripts, studying the craft, attending conferences, and connecting with other writers, an idea took root; a story about two strangers. One woman living in Atlanta, the other in a small north Georgia town struggling to survive. Three years after she first typed the words “Chapter One”, she signed a contract with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Guiding Light imprint, for book one in the Willow Falls series. The Secret of Willow Inn releases January 10, 2019. Book two in the series releases January, 2020. Book three is a work in progress.
Although she writes five days a week, she and Tim—her best friend and number one fan—continue to celebrate their fifty plus year marriage. They lead a small group, volunteer for church guest services, participate in two social organizations, and spend time with family and friends. She thanks God for the blessings that brought her joy and the challenges that continue to strengthen her faith, skills, and resolve.
Pat was born in Illinois, grew up in Orlando, and has called Georgia home since the eighties. She lives in an Atlanta suburb, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers, CRW, and Gwinnett Church (a campus of Northpoint Ministries).