I am a storyteller no matter what I write. Although I've been a reporter and a columnist and even an occassional blogger, my first love is writing ficiton. These days I'm doing that full time and enjoying myself immensely. My fifth novel, Trails in the Sand
explores families and healing wounds from the past as environmental writer Caroline Carlisle unveils secrets and mysteries. As the backdrop to the love story, the well under BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig is gushing oil faster than water pours out of a faucet, and Caroline works with others to save the nesting sea turtles on Florida's Panhandle coast. At the same time, her husband Simon helps his family in West Virginia recover from the loss of Simon's cousin in the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine miners. Trails in the Sand
is available in print and ebook editions. You also can purchase an autographed print copy from me in my eshop on this site.
Live from the Road
is available on amazon in print and on Kindle. This novel follows the antics of two women who set out to travel Route 66 one summer with their grown daughters. Their antics result in laughter, heartbreak, and enlightenment as they encounter soaring eagles, fellow travelers, and dead men along the way.
Live from the Road
and Trails in the Sand
will be the first books published under my new writing name, P.C. Zick. My previous works have all been published under the name Patricia C. Behnke.
If my sample writings and excerpts from my books entice you, visit my eshop to see how you can get your autographed copy of Two Moons in Africa
, Tortoise Stew
, or A Lethal Legacy
or all three. Tortoise Stew
is now available on Kindle as well.
Vist my blog, P.C. Zick - Living Lightly Upon this Earth
, for regularly updated blogs on nature, the environment, wildlife, climate change and living a thoughtful life. I also write a blog about the writing life: Writing Thoughts, Tips and Whims