About

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Phaedra Patrick is the bestselling author of two novels THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER and RISE AND SHINE, BENDICT STONE (known as WISHES UNDER THE WILLOW TREE in the UK).

Her first novel, THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER was translated into over twenty languages worldwide, with film rights optioned in the US. It was awarded the Prix des Lectrices 2017 in France. 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.”

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 her work as, “Tender, insightful and surprising.”

She 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.

Phaedra lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son and she is currently working on her next novel.

Phaedra is represented by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary, Film & TV Agency

Photo by Sam Ralph