Meet Patricia Rice


Thank you for stopping by my website! Many people have sweat blood and tears to create these lovely pages—I’m not one of them. <G> If I touch anything technical, I blow it up. My husband tells me it’s my magnetic personality

So, who am I? I’m a bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance (with some paranormals and romantic mysteries too) who creates worlds filled with eccentric characters and strong heroines — and an accountant who can wield a mean tax return.

My latest contemporary paranormal series,Crystal Magic, doesn’t have much to do with taxes, but Amazon reviewerslike it, and I’m having great fun writing it!

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A Career Built in Stone

My granddaughter thinks I began writing on stone during the Jurassic. She’s close enough.

My first tomes, Love’s First Surrender (1984) and Moonlight Mistress (1985), were handwritten on college-ruled paper with a Bic pen in 1980, then eventually typed up on an ancient electric Underwood with a dying S key. After I sold Lady Sorceress (1986), I graduated to a snazzy Smith-Corona with built-in erase-a-tape!

I’m not sure how many books I wrote that way before computers came to town.

My first old Leading Edge computer was haunted and kept losing my precious words, so I actually continued writing by hand for years—and still drag out the notebook when I need to ponder.

So far, the process has worked: I’ve published over 70 books, won a bunch of awards, and I’m still going!

What Should You Do Next?

Simple — stroll around my pages and see what catches your eye!

You’ll find books filled with magic, romance, and mystery, cowboys and sailors, dukes and billionaires, set in worlds ranging from the contemporary to the historical to the fantastical:

Historical Romance
Contemporary Romance
Paranormal Romance


There are a lot of books to check out— I’ve been writing for a while—but I’d recommend starting with Wicked Wyckerly, the first book in my historical romance series The Rebellious Sons.

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Thanks for visiting, and enjoy!
Patricia Rice

4 thoughts on “Meet Patricia Rice”

  1. About 60 years ago, I attended James Lane Allen School in Lexington KY (near Vicksburg) with Michael Burch. I have fond memories of going to his house and Gardenside Park. Is he your brother? Is he still alive? If so would you ask him to contact me? Many thanks if correct, many apologies if incorrect.

    • Hi Jay! I used to go to school with Janet. Mike is still alive and living in Florida. I just sent him your email address. He’s not the world’s most communicative person, but if you know him, you know that. 😉 Wonderful to hear from you!

  2. Is /was your husband a CAD guy? Worked at Ingersoll Rand in Mayfield Kentucky? If yes, then he worked for me. Spoke often of his talented wife. Again if yes, please convey my regards.

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