Phaedra Patrick is the bestselling author of RISE & SHINE, BENEDICT STONE (known as WISHES UNDER THE WILLOW TREE in the UK), and THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER, which has been translated into over twenty languages worldwide.

Film rights for THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER have been optioned in the US by a major Hollywood studio. It was awarded the Prix des Lectrices 2017 in France, and was a top ten Audible audiobook in the USA.

Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop said: “Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming and wise…This book will illuminate your heart.”

RISE & SHINE, BENEDICT STONE has also been optioned as a TV movie in the US.

Both ARTHUR PEPPER and BENEDICT STONE were Indie Next picks in the US, and each was awarded a starred review by the Library Journal. The publication described Phaedra’s work as, “Tender, insightful and surprising.”

Her next novel is called THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND, and will be available March 2019 (US hardback/audio/ebook, UK audio/ebook) with the UK paperback published in June 2019. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

Phaedra qualified firstly as a stained glass artist before gaining her professional Marketing qualifications. She has worked as a waitress, stained glass designer, film festival organiser and communications manager. She enjoyed her first real writing success when she entered and won several short story competitions, and she now writes full time.

She lives in Saddleworth, UK and is represented by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary, Film and TV Agency

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