Patricia Rich

About me

A career as a professional writer in business, government and not-for-profit, always interested in the intersection of history and the arts and peoples’ lives, has culminated in Pat’s re-generation as a historical novelist. Her current work, “Journals from a Renaissance Court: The Life of Anne of Brittany” resulted from curiosity aroused by a tomb sculpture, which she learned was commissioned by Anne. Years of research into French and Breton history, arts, religion, allegory; even a refresher course in French to allow a research trip to France and Brittany has yielded this novel told in the voices of the people in her life. She has also been pursuing study of Jewish history and philosophy, which may be the foundation for her next book.

From my website

I am somewhat appalled at how long it has been since I added to this blog. But I have been extremely busy and involved with the book itself, which is my main goal. In addition, I've been involved as leader of the New York chapter of the Historical Novel Society. Since my last post,…

I am obsessed with a woman who lived five hundred years ago. For more than three years, I have been researching her life and times, and writing about Anne de Bretagne ( or Anne of Brittany). I planned a trip to France and Brittany to understand more about her by…

When does it end?

I’ve happily and proudly declared (to myself) that I reached the end of my historical novel, “Journals of a Renaissance Court….the story of Anne of Brittany.”  Now I’m polishing. But last night I attended a reading of a play by Lorraine Liscio about Christine de Pizan (1363-1434), who although she…

 
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