Meet Patricia Averbach, author of forthcoming RESURRECTING RAIN

 

 

Patricia Averbach, a Cleveland native, is the former director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center in Chautauqua, New York.  Her second novel, Resurrecting Rain, will be officially released by Golden Antelope in February 2020.

Her first work of fiction, Painting Bridges, was described in a Cleveland Plain Dealer review as “introspective, intelligent and moving.” Her poetry chapbook, Missing Persons, received the London based Lumen/Camden award in 2013 and was selected by the Times of London Literary Supplement (Nov. 2014) as one of the best short collections of the year.

Previous work includes a memoir about her early career as Anzia Yezierska’s sixteen year old literary assistant and an article about the Jewish community in a virtual world called, Second Life. Her work has appeared in Lilith Magazine, Margie, The Muse, and The Blue Angel Review.   Her current novel, Resurrecting Rain, is the contemporary story of a woman who loses her house, but finds her home.  It received the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award for unpublished fiction in 2017 under the title New Moon Rising.  It was a wonderful novel then, but she's made it even more wonderful.