Patricia Lapidus, a writer and a poet, is retired from two careers, one as a high school English teacher, and one as a social worker teaching parent skills and life skills to teen families.
Trish has published a memoir of her life in a community of spiritual hippies, Sweet Potato Suppers: A Yankee Woman Finds Salvation in a Hippie Village, the second edition of which is due out in September 201l. She has published poems in a number of literary magazines, including Green Hills Literary Lantern, Off the Coast, and Peregrine. She writes articles for firstname.lastname@example.org and for hubpages. Swamp Walking Woman, a modern mythic fairy tale, and Gideon’s River, a novel, are available from amazon. Red Hen's Daughter's, a book of poems about a farm childhood and more is also available from amazon.
Trish lives with her husband in New Haven, CT, USA, where she hikes the beautiful trails of West Rock Ridge State Park, writes, and gives workshops at the New Haven Public Library. She is an encourager of writers and, in her writing, a strong advocate for parents and children and for the dignity of all persons. She loves to tell stories of the things her grandchildren say and do.
Trish has a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English from the University of Maine and a Bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University. She uses the wisdom of The Farm and the tools of Scientology in her life and in her work.
Trish maintains several blogs related to her writing and her family.