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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Malone  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1932 in Chrisman, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Malone grew up on a farm and attended elementary and high school in Chrisman. She went to the University of Illinois and moved to Waukegan after she got married. She received her Masters in Education from National Louis University in Evanston and currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Malone holds Illinois teacher’s certificates for elementary and high school and specializes in education for the gifted. She has taught in the Illinois Public Schools of Waukegan, Clarendon Hills, Bolingbrook, and Downers Grove, and for both Governor’s State University and National Louis University which are both based out of Chicago.

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Titles At Your Library

The Legend of Lady Ilena
ISBN: 044022909X

Laurel Leaf. 2003

Ilena, daughter of Moren and Grenna, has lived in the Vale of Enfert for all of her 15 years, but it is not her true home. Her parents refused to speak about the place they came from or their lineage. After the deaths of both of her parents, her questions remain unanswered. Her father’s final words to her provide the single clue: “Go to Dun Alyn. Find Ryamen.”

Ilena sets out alone on the dangerous trip across Britain, certain only that Dun Alyn
is a fortress somewhere in the East. Her skills as a warrior are tested against raiders from the West and Painted Ones from the Far North, but her most formidable challenge awaits her at Dun Alyn. Will she be able to accept her true identity and fulfill her destiny?

From the Hardcover edition.

Lady Ilena: Way of the Warrior
ISBN: 044023901X

Laurel Leaf. 2007

Lady Ilena still can’t believe she is hereditary chief of Dun Alyn, her new home in the North. She eagerly awaits the return of her betrothed, Durant of Arthur’s table, and the time when Durant will rule beside her. But Britain is in a state of unrest. Despite Durant’s and Arthur’s efforts at unification, several neighboring fortresses have allied with Saxon invaders in the South. These tribes want Dun Alyn, and one tribal leader called Faolan will stop at nothing to get it. When Ilena refuses to accept Faolan’s marriage proposal in her loved one’s absence, she sets off a bloody battle–with grave results.
A warrior can commit no greater crime than to falter under attack, and now Ilena faces the ultimate punishment: she must leave Dun Alyn, alone, and may not return to her people until she has proved herself worthy to be their leader. The journey will take Ilena to old friends–and new ones–as she searches for Durant and for Britain’s protector, the legendary Arthur.

From the Hardcover edition.


''The Legend of Lady Ilena''
  • Nominated for Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association, 2003

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