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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia McAdams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1973 in Sparta, Illinois

-- Patricia McAdams on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Patricia McAdams is a fiction writer from Southern Illinois who is currently with the publisher Red Lead Press, a division of Dorrance Publishing.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia McAdams has written many short stories over the years with plans on elaborating some of them into books. In 1991 Patricia received the Best in Prose Award her senior year of high school. She believes the creativity of expression, through writing and other art forms, plays a large role in how we live and become our own unique selves.

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Titles At Your Library

Chances Worth Taking: A Claimer's Story
ISBN: 0805984305

Red Lead Press. 2007

Claude Ronger is an old-time prospector who has traveled the countryside, sifting and panning for gold. When Claude and his pack mule, Clementine, entered the Nevada territory, he never imagined he would meet up with anyone, let alone a family in a covered wagon. The Artwalds, who are also claimers on unfamiliar ground, desire to prospect on a near-distant mountain, where gold could be in vast abundance. What they find there, instead, may just surprise you. Together, theirs is a journey of awkward moments and adventure from beginning to end.

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