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“The Everyday” Wins First Place in WOW!! Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest: August 2019. In the aftermath of destruction, a family gives thanks for the little things.

WOW! Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest Winner: My Q&A with Renee Roberson – June 12, 2018

“Still Life” Wins Second Place in WOW!! Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest: May 2018. After killing (maiming, really) this DELIVER HER “darling,” I decided Mia’s story still deserved to be told.

Guest-Judging at Pitchapalooza, Brielle Library, May 1, 2018. I had a seat at the table with The Book Doctors Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry.

March 10, 2018: Breakfast with the Author of AT WAVE’S END. 10 a.m. till noon, Belmar Library, 517 10th Avenue, Belmar, N.J. 07719.

“A Novel Salute to Those Who Coped with Hurricane Sandy,” The Coast Star feature article, January 25, 2018.

“Taking a Chance on AT WAVE’S END,” Guest post and book giveaway, The Novel Bee, November 15, 2017.

Kelley & Hall: Interview with Author Patricia Perry Donovan, October 24, 2017

Linda’s Book Obsession: Interview With Patricia Perry Donovan, Author “At Wave’s End,” October 18, 2017.

“Return to Sender: A Languishing Letter Launched my Literary Career,” Guest Post, We Heart Writing, September 6, 2017

August 31, 2017 at 6 p.m.: AT WAVE’S END Launch and Book Signing. BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J., 08736.

August 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.: AT WAVE’S END Signing. Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930.

“Monmouth Author Brings Sandy-Inspired Novel to BookTowne Aug. 31,” Asbury Park Press, August 23, 2017.

Huffington Post: Patricia Perry Donovan on Hurricane Sandy, NaNoWriMo, and the Dreaded Sophomore Jinx, August 16, 2017

“My Journey to AT WAVE’S END,” Guest Post and Book Giveaway, Writing and Illustrating by Kathy Temean, August 16, 2017.

Release Day for AT WAVE’S END: A NOVEL.  August 15, 2017. When her estranged mother wins a Jersey Shore bed and breakfast in a lottery and heads east to survey the prize, Faith Sterling fears her mother has fallen victim to yet another scam. But just as inn life settles into a comfortable rhythm, a grievous secret about Wave’s End surfaces, threatening the inn’s future and fraying the already fragile mother-daughter bonds. Order now.

Writing in Disaster’s Wake,” Guest post, Women Writers, Women’s Books, 8/15/17. How a disaster relief model served as the blueprint for AT WAVE’S END.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 1-5 pm: BooksNJ Book Festival. Join me and more than 80 writers from the Garden State at this family-friendly event celebrating writing, reading, and books! The festival features panel discussions (Robin Cook! Chris Grabenstein!), readings, storytelling and crafts. It’s fun for all ages. Held on the grounds of the Paramus Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ, 07652.

April 29, 2017 at 10 a.m.: Breakfast with the Author, Belmar Library, 517 10th Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey Appetite for reading? Stop by Belmar Library April 29 for “Breakfast with the Author,” where I’m on the menu at 10 a.m. I’ll be dishing about DELIVER HER and offer a taste of AT WAVE’S END, coming August 15. Hope to see you there!

“Winning the Waiting Game,” Guest Post, Women Writers, Women’s Books. April 7, 2017. One thing I never expected when I embarked upon this writing journey was how much time I would spend waiting.

“My Journey to DELIVER HER,” Guest Post and Book Giveaway, Writing and Illustrating by Kathy Temean, December 28, 2016.

TLC Book Tour Stop, November 15, 2016: BACK PORCHERVATIONS Reviews DELIVER HER.

“Ms. Donovan does a masterful job of keeping the tension appropriately throughout the book. In a sense, this was as suspenseful as any spy thriller (which I also love). The mother (Meg), her erstwhile husband and their daughter each grow and change throughout the book. They are not the people they were when they started. One choice made by the daughter at the end did surprise me…but it was a good surprise.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, November 6, 2016:7 Packing Tips to Lighten the Writer’s Journey. In this guest post for Writer Unboxed, a writers’ forum for the not-yet-published to bestselling authors and industry leaders, I ponder how I might I master the art of packing for both bookish and worldly odysseys.

“Weeks before my manuscript’s due date, I had to pack for a milestone event: our daughter’s overseas nuptials. Since I was charged with transporting her wedding gown, my suitcase space was at a premium. When stress over these two important “deliverables” coincided, the parallels were hard to ignore.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 24, 2016: Biblioteca Reviews DELIVER HER. “A deeply moving, incredibly rich read about the literal journey – Delivering Alex to The Birches – and the spiritual one of the entire Carmody family as well as Carl.

If you like family dramas like This is Us, you will love this novel. When it comes to a great story, DELIVER HER really delivers. Goes well with coffee and chocolate cherry protein bars.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 19, 2016: Wall-to-Wall Books Reviews DELIVER HER.

“I loved all the twists and turns in here. Nothing is what it seems. I also liked that most of the story’s theme was based around a band and their songs. I have read a few books like this and love the idea! This book seemed very real to me, authentic. I would especially recommend this for parents of teenagers!”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 11, 2016: BUILDING BOOKSHELVES Reviews DELIVER HER.

“Author Patricia Perry Donovan does a great job of seeming to lay all the cards on the table for each character but holding just a few back. Then, just when you think you know exactly where the story is going, she pulls out a missing card and BAM! you’re looking at the character in a whole new light.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 17, 2016: KRITTERS RAMBLINGS Reviews DELIVER HER.

“Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel. This book is about family. I loved the flaws that this family had and how they were deep rooted. This family felt real and their issues felt real because one fed off the other. This was a great debut and I am definitely excited to see what comes next from this author.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 10, 2016: BOOKS & TEA Reviews DELIVER HER.

I HAD HOPED FOR A BOARDING SCHOOL NOVEL BUT WAS TAKEN ON A WILD RIDE INSTEAD. Donovan manages to strike a gentle balance of writing from the teenage perspective without bogging the narration down with angst that I think make this novel appeal not just to a young adult audience but to readers who may be reluctant to pick something up that is labeled ‘YA’.”

“Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About DELIVER HER,” Guest Post, Books a la Mode, October 12, 2016.

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 10, 2016: The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of “Deliver Her” by Patricia Perry Donovan, Served with a Recipe for (Homemade) Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bars. Not only did Kahakai Kitchen review DELIVER HER, but she sweetened the read with a recipe for chocolate-cherry energy bars (Alex’s favorite).

“The story is told in past and present by Meg, Alex, and Carl Alden, the owner of Begin Again–each sharing their perspectives, observations and the bits and pieces that led up to where they are now. Although none of these characters are perfect, they are relatable and I found myself drawn to each of them in a different way.”

TLC Book Tour Stop, October 3, 2016:CARYN, THE BOOK WHISPERER Reviews DELIVER HER.

“If you like books filled with secrets or domestic dramas, Donovan alternates between a fast-paced thriller and a good character study of a family crumbling under a tragedy. I’m eager to see what she comes up with next.”

October 2016: Join me as DELIVER HER goes on a road trip, virtually speaking. There’s room for everyone as we make an even dozen stops on next month’s TLC Book Tour. I’ll update from each stop.

May 22, 2016: DELIVER HER Book Launch, BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ

May 20, 2016: Press Release: Journalist’s Debut Novel Explores Extreme Solution for Parents of Troubled Teens

To what lengths should a parent go to rescue a child? DELIVER HER, a debut novel by journalist Patricia Perry Donovan, is a searing exploration of a daughter’s grief, a mother’s desperation, and an endless highway of deception. (Read more.)

May 18, 2016: Huffington Post Q&A: Patricia Perry Donovan on Literary Journals, Being a Page, and How Her Novel Deliver Her Got Published

We first met Patricia Perry Donovan when she won our Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books) down the shore in New Jersey, sponsored by one of our favorite bookstores, BookTowne (know and love thy local indie bookstore!). She dazzled us with her story, her presence, and her writing. Now that her book Deliver Her is out, we thought we’d pick her brain about how the heck she did it.Read more.

May 1, 2016: DELIVER HER has been delivered! Available now in Kindle, paperback and audio formats.

Amazon Video: DELIVER HER Chosen as April 2016 Kindle First pick.

Amazon Video: “My Book in 30 Seconds.” Watch me desperately try to beat the clock and describe my debut novel DELIVER HER in half a minute.

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