Myth, Magic and Metaphor

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JADA Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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Myth, Magic & Metaphor takes the reader on a journey into the heart of creativity and attempts to awaken the aesthetic sense, the creative muse who lurks within us all. There are no limitations to what thoughts, ideas, observations, or research could and might be used to stimulate the creative process.

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Although born in La Jolla, California, Patricia spent half her childhood in Washington, D.C., the home of several generations of her mother's family. In 1961, her mother died. Only 18, Patricia returned to Vassar College with a year at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, another year in Rome, and ultimately earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy. Later, as a single parent of three children, she raised, raced, and showed Thoroughbred horses. She also completed a Masters degree followed by a PhD. Patricia has taught English and writing, written for magazines, had a newspaper column, and sold many of her paintings. She now lives in Virginia with her husband and menagerie of dogs, horses, and cats. Author of five books, she was the 2002 winner of San Diego Book Awards Association, recipient of the 2004 Woman of Achievement Award, Best Books Award Finalist, and 1st runner up trophy winner JADA Award Winning Novel Contest 2006.Patricia is the past President of the National League of American Pen Women-La Jolla Branch, and the recipient of the 2004 Woman of Achievement Award from the NLAPW-La Jolla. She was also President of the Washington, DC Branch of NLAPW. In 2007, Patricia was speaker for the National Capital District 36 Toastmasters 2007 Spring Conference. Her presentation was titled 'The Power of Words'. The Special Achievement Award was presented to Patricia Daly-Lipe for participation in the 2009 "Golden Nib" Contest and an award of second place in poetry for "A Poetic Meditation." In 2010, Patricia was recognized as a VIP in the Cambridge Who's Who. Patricia has written for the Evening Star Newspaper in Washington, DC, the Beach and Bay Press including La Jolla Village News in California, and The Georgetowner and Uptowner Newspapers in Washington as well as several magazines across the country. Her presentations have covered all aspects of writing for literary groups as well as colleges and universities. Patricia also is an artist and several of her paintings have been accepted at juried art shows. One of he rpaintings is on the cover of 'Messages from Nature'. In her "spare" time, Patricia has been rescuing thoroughbred horses. In the late '70s and '80s, she raised and raced them. Please visit

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