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PATRICIA McLINN finds great satisfaction in transferring the characters crowded in her head onto paper to be enjoyed by readers. ”Writing, “ she says, ”is the hardest work I’d never give up.” Writing has brought her new experiences, places and friends – especially friends. After degrees from Northwestern University, newspaper jobs have taken her from Illinois to North Carolina to Washington, D.C. Patricia now lives in Virginia, in a house that grows piles of paper, books and dog hair at an alarming rate. The paper and books are her own fault, but the dog hair comes from a charismatic collie, who helps put things in perspective when neighbourhood kids refer to Patricia as “the lady who lives in Riley’s house.” Friends, family, books, travel, gardening and sitting on her porch are among her joys. She would love to hear from readers at P.O. Box 7052, Arlington, VA 22207.