Patricia Mannerstrale is just starting to publish books. She is hoping to produce children’s books which will show Australian children’s interests. Patricia has lived in Far North Queensland for over thirty years and has lots of stories to tell about life in rural Australia. Most of the stories will have a factual basis such as when a carpet snake (python) fell down the chimney and into the hearth. Working with her daughter over the past two years she has been involved in producing apps mainly for children and her contribution has been graphics using Illustrator and Photoshop. Wanting to know how to put a book on the IPAD Patricia experimented with a book she already had – “Simplified Laws of Contract Bridge” which she had written for the local Bridge Club as a help for Directors. Patricia had also written and published on Blurb a book about her mother’s life. Her mother died in 2012 at the age of 97 and the book is called “A Lancashire Life’ and is a social and family history about the North West of England and the changes her mother saw over her 97 years. The book is available as a hard backed and soft backed book on Amazon and there is an e-book and pdf version available from the Blurb book store. Details are on http://appmum.com.au/ebooks/. The first children’s book was published in September 2016.
Patricia has lived in Australia since 1981 and before that spent three years in Papua New Guinea – another good source for stories. She was born and brought up in the North of England, worked as a teacher of History in the United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea. In Australia she worked as a training consultant in Business Administration teaching computer software applications as well. She has three children and ten grand-children. She is now married to her second husband Leif who is Swedish and was a Master Mariner. She has travelled widely and has many interests which should help her in her writing.