Griffin, member and past president of the Black Hills Writers
has written since her youth. She later received the Rapid City
Fine Arts Council Creative Writing Award and has recently completed
her first novel, The Other Side: Rebellion Night, available March 2011. The sequel, Redemption Knight, is scheduled for later this year.
The Voice in both novels stems from a vivid encounter
with the Holy Spirit on the night a gunman threatened her coworker.
On a lighter
note, Patricias heritage of one-third resilient South Dakotan,
one-third Texas rebel, and one-third bulldog makes for a diversified
life. Throw in the twin traits of a Gemini and you have a woman
who dances the two-step and jitterbug, clogged briefly, and performed
eleven years as a soloist and troupe member of the belly dance
group Enchantress for summer festivals and conventions. Her training
on clarinet eventually led to playing the baritone saxophone,
as well as alto and tenor sax.
currently resides in the Black Hills and continues to play (one
cant call it work when its so much fun!) as a career
cosmetologist and writer.