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.

THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER, which has been translated into twenty-four languages worldwide. Film rights for the book have been optioned in the US by a major Hollywood studio. A USA Today bestseller, the novel was awarded the Prix des Lectrices 2017 in France, and was a top ten Audible audiobook in the USA. It also reached top three on the Apple iBooks chart.

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.”

Her second novel RISE & SHINE, BENEDICT STONE (US title) / WISHES UNDER THE WILLOW TREE (UK title) 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.”

Phaedra’s third novel is called THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND, and is available as a US hardback/audio/ebook, and UK audio/ebook. In October 2019, the book reached #11 on Kindle UK. It was selected as The Great North West Read 2019, to be read across over 300 libraries in the NW of England. 

Phaedra’s fourth book is THE SECRETS OF SUNSHINE (UK) / THE SECRETS OF LOVE STORY BRIDGE (US) is available now, and she will be writing a fifth and sixth book for her current publishers, Park Row in the US and HQ in the UK.

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

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