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Patti Lee


Thinker. Writer. Storyteller. Author.
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Patti Lee brings women's fiction stories to life, tapping into the hopes and sometimes fears of readers. Her debut novel, Between February and November placed in the top 10 in Notebook Publishing’s #IndieApril contest and took first place in the 2022 Firebird Book Awards fiction category. An award-winning essay writer, her creative non-fiction has been included in Crone Rising by Jazz House Publications. Her short story, The Ward House, was included in the autumn anthology Of Cottages and Cauldrons, also by Jazz House Publications.


When she's not writing or playing with her grandkids, she dabbles in acrylic painting. She is a groupie of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and alt/folk duo Parsonsfield but has also been known to play the soundtrack to Hamilton on repeat. She currently resides in Vermont, where she has more cats than throw pillows. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Between February and November

Between February and November delves into the messy uncertainty of a long-term marriage and how the relationship is perceived by each spouse.


Layla Ranker did not expect to spot Alan, her husband of 20 years, holding hands with another woman that February afternoon. Nor did she think she'd follow them to a hotel.


Reeling and devastated, she re-assesses her life and wonders if Alan regrets marrying her shortly after they graduated high school. 

Alan has his own struggles, one of which is how distant Layla has become.


Old wounds are opened when Layla confronts Alan about the other woman.


​​Can they get past the past and rekindle what they once had?


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"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau

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