Patricia Dreyfus is too old to be eulogized as so young and so gifted. Born in North Dakota, she grew up in Compton, California. Her mother was a Viking with their strength and organization, and her father had the discipline of his German father and the Irish fey of his mother. She inherited all of it with varying difficulties and benefits. She has traveled the world, speaks very poor Spanish and is married to her first and favorite husband, Gary. She obtained a BA degree while working full time at nights. She has continued to study writing at University of California, Irvine. She belongs to The Writing Well, The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and PEN. She has been published in the LA Times, Travelers’ Tales, The Best Travel Writing, and She Writes, Anthology. She was a finalist for the Anderbo Poetry Prize and has won numerous other poetry awards.