Author's Biography: Patricia W Grey
When Australian, Patricia Grey, moved to Andorra after running a pearl-farm with her husband for twenty years, she struggled with the reality of retirement. In new and stimulating surroundings, writing a book came to mind. She had always wanted to be a writer, and justified her nineteen jobs before settling down in pearling as 'gathering background'. Moving to Andorra seemed the perfect opportunity to explore a different avenue. This led to her first novel Death Has a Thousand Doors, a finalist in the 2010 Proverse competition out of Hong Kong – the book was published by Proverse November 2011 and is available in paperback and eBook through www.amazon.com; www.amazon.co.uk
Patricia was educated in Perth, Western Australia and although she won an Australian Government scholarship to continue her schooling, lack of family funds convinced her to move into the workforce. Her jobs ranged from fashion model to managing the Broome Tourist Bureau from a grounded DC3 aircraft. She has always been passionate about work, although she sometimes confused her role as an employee with that of a boss. It’s no coincidence that she was a partner in the job she finally stuck with − pearling. Patricia and her husband developed an underwater pearl-farm in Broome, Western Australia where they were responsible for many innovations that are now standard in the industry. She was successively the inaugural secretary and then chair of the Pearl Producers Association; and being interested in politics, she once ran for the Broome Shire Council.
She now spends her time in Andorra, hiking, writing and skiing during the winter season. Frequent travels in Europe ensure she has much to write about. Her second book Thirteen Families is available through www.blurb.com
Her new book Taboo a police procedural set in her home town of Perth, Western Australia, will be published in 2017.
Patricia is a member of the Andorra Writers Group, whose short story anthology titled The Five Senses is also available through www.blurb.com