Patricia Berwick was born in Dunedin, raised in Christchurch, and currently lives in Picton. Brought up to believe she should visit her UK relatives, she left home and traveled widely throughout the Pacific, China, South-East Asia, Tamel Nadu – India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, the United Kingdom and the USA. She met her relatives and many other fascinating people in the 20 or so years spent outside of New Zealand.
Patricia was educated in NZ and the United States. Studying anthropology, Chinese and education during the exciting but difficult times of the 1960s and 70s led to encounters which formed her worldview and provided a strong foundation for her novels. These experiences led to writing historical fiction and non-fiction texts as well as adventure-thriller novels.
She has published two novels, A Fragile Strength (2012) and Peril and Paradise (2014), and is looking for an agent for her third novel, A Song of Arabia. Currently she is working on a fourth novel, a tragic story of child sexual abuse and the impacts on both the children and the surrounding adults. Her textbook, Unauthorized Power: Parihaka - a social history, was published in May 2018.
LINK TO BOOKS
Peril and Paradise is available on Amazon