Patricia Murphy Minch
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A typical “Army Brat,” by age nineteen Minch had lived in twenty houses located in half a dozen different states, in two countries in Europe, and in the Far East. As her family never, ever “wasted” accrued vacation time, she also traveled extensively beyond those places. Her father aspired to go everywhere and see everything he read about in his many guidebooks. And where he went, the family went!
A National Merit Scholarship finalist in 1958, Minch first attended the University of Texas at El Paso and then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley, California. Many years later, she took additional classes at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, where she spent thirteen years as a self-employed “scopist” (editor) for court reporters.
An avid genealogist, gardener, landscape designer, amateur architect, woodworker, and antiques collector/dealer, Minch is also a wife, mother, and grandmother, having written feature articles for local newspapers and recently received an honorable mention for “Writing Paisley,” her very first submission to a Writers Digest competition. She’s also completed a book about her father’s experiences as a guerrilla in North Luzon in the Philippines during World War II, scheduled for publication in 2018. Minch currently lives with her husband, a retired Air Force veteran and college instructor, in Northern California.
BOOKS BY PATRICIA MURPHY MINCH
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