Pat with Grandchildren Danika and Cody

After spending the last two years writing my Yosemite novel, what a joy it was to camp in Yosemite with my daughter Kim and two grandchildren, Danika and Cody, just after my novel was published.  This is the fourth generation of my family to enjoy the park, which is truly a living treasure.

We had great fun camping, hiking, biking, and of course roasting marshmallows for s’mores over the campfire.  The falls are low, due to California’s drought, but beautiful nevertheless. Bears are roaming the campgrounds, so no food is left out of the bear boxes.

Many of my readers are just finishing my book now as vacation reading.  They say that they feel they have been on an idyll in Yosemite through the pages of my book.  “I didn’t want it to end,”  said one reader.  “I didn’t see that coming,” said another, about an unexpected plot twist.

I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings, Pat 


Granite Cliffs in Yosemite