Pat McGrath-Avery

Travel, Photography & Books

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What I Like

Sunsets, nature hikes, days on the beach, travel, dogs and critters of all kinds, wildlife, photography, listening to life stories, music and curling up with a great book!

What I Do

I produce content - photographs, blog posts, books, articles and stories, fiction and nonfiction. I am currently the editor of the MWSA Dispatches Magazine and a freelance outdoor writer..

My Memberships

Sisters in Crime, Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW), Missouri Outdoor Communicators (MOC), Past Secretary of Military Writers Society of America (MWSA).

My Book Awards

Gold Medal, Emergence: The John Bax Story - 2013 Stars & Flags Book Awards

Gold Medal, Famous Dogs: Changing History One Dog (& Cat) at a Time - 2013 Stars & Flags Book Awards. 

!st Place in E-Books, Famous Dogs: Changing History One Dog (& Cat) at a Time - 2013 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) Book Award.

Gold Medal for Role Call: Women's Voices from 2011 Stars & Flags Book Awards

First Place for Murder is for the Birds from 2011 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) Book Award sponsored by Ducks Unlimited

Gold Medal for Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors from 2010 Stars & Flags Book Awards

My Background

From teaching, counseling and owning a small business to executive resume writing, ghostwriting and editing, I found my way to my current series of light-hearted murder mysteries. My degrees from Colorado College and the University of Missouri-KC gave me a springboard to discover many facets of multiple careers. Each offered its own benefits but I admit I love where I am right now. I divide my time between my home in South Texas, the Kansas City area and Branson, Missouri.