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Edward C. Patterson has been writing novels, short fiction, poetry and drama his entire life, always seeking the emotional core of any story he tells. With his eighth novel, The Jade Owl, he combines an imaginative touch with his life long devotion to China and its history. He has earned an MA in Chinese History from Brooklyn College with further postgraduate work at Columbia University. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he has spent four decades as a soldier in the corporate world gaining insight into the human condition. He won the 2000 New Jersey Minority Achievement Award for his work in corporate diversity. Blending world travel experiences with a passion for story telling, his adventures continue as he works to permeate his reader's souls from an indelible wellspring.
His novel No Irish Need Apply was named Book of the Month for June 2009 by Booz Allen Hamilton's Diversity Reading Organization. His Novel The Jade Owl was a finalist for The 2009 Rainbow Awards.
Published Novels by Edward C. Patterson include No Irish Need Apply, Bobby's Trace, Cutting the Cheese, Surviving an American Gulag, Turning Idolater, Look Away Silence, Oh, Dainty Triolet, The Road to Grafenwöhr, The Jade Owl (Jade Owl Legacy Series Book I), The Third Peregrination (Jade Owl Legacy Series Book II), The Dragon's Pool (Jade Owl Legacy Series Book III), The People's Treasure (Jade Owl Legacy Series Book IV) and Southern Swallow Series (Book I - The Academician and Book II - The Nan Tu).
Coming soon: Southern Swallow Series (Book III - Swan Cloud; Book IV - The House of Green Waters; Book V -- Vagrants Hollow), Belmundus and Green Folly.
Look also for In the Shadow of Her Hem (Jade Owl Legacy Series Book V) and A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon and Other Ravings from the Blogosphere.
Poetry books available are The Closet Clandestine: a queer steps out and Come, Wewoka & Diary of Medicine Flower.
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