WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE! Here is some information about me.
I was born and raised in Johnstown, New York, about an hour west of Albany. My early work experience included blackedging in a Johnstown glove factory, babysitting, and waitressing in a Lake George, New York, restaurant. I earned a BA from the University of New York at Albany and an MA from Columbia University, both in English. After teaching two years at the University of Colorado, I earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in English with a minor in history. My teaching career since has been at the University of Georgia, where I taught literature and writing. I am married to a fellow UGA professor; we have one son.
In high school and college, I loved writing stories for my sister and our friends, but I focused on academic writing while I was in graduate school and teaching. Now retired, I’ve turned back to that first love, fiction. My short story “Falling” was runner-up in the Atlanta Writers Club’s 2021 Terry Kay Prize for Fiction, and was later published in Knot Magazine (https://www.knotliteraturemagazine.com/patricia-mcalexander.) I’ve published three prize-winning contemporary romantic-suspense novels with The Wild Rose Press: Stranger in the Storm,Shadows of Doubt, and The Student in Classroom 6. My most recent novel is The Last Golden Isle, to be released by Wild Rose in December 2023.
I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at email@example.com . For details about my novels and academic writing, click on the other pages in this website. Stranger in the Storm and a list of my selected Academic Writing is under the label "More."