Patricia W. Fischer is romance author, journalist, and retired pediatric/adult critical care nurse who’s made her homes in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Missouri.
After having a fantastic time at the University of Texas (Hook ’em), she decided actually attending class would help her reach her long term goals faster. She buckled down in eight years earned a Licensed Vocational Nurse certification, then an Associates in Nursing, and finally a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism. During that time, Patricia worked in multiple fields of nursing including medical/surgical, recovery room, orthopedics, telemetry (ICU step down), and critical care before she settled into the unpredictability of the emergency room. For five years, she worked in a general ER before she ended up at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center.
She retired from nursing in 2002 and started writing full time.
She has written for many publications including iVillage, Hot Mom’s Club, Modern Mom, Dallas Child, American Journal of Nursing, The Writer’s Edge, Nursing Spectrum, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.
For the past two years, she’s had a monthly book picks segment on San Antonio Living, a local morning show on WOAI. She’s a member of the San Antonio Romance Authors (SARA).