Patricia Ann Bowen

Looking for a new beach read with a local twist? You might want to check out semi-local author Patricia Ann Bowens Fripp Island Diaries, a serialized story containing six digital episodes, now available from 

Fripp Island Diaries follows a fictional family that wants to make their vacations a vocation. Jordan Rush – a wife, a mom, a daughter, and a business owner is drawn deeper in and closer to a beautiful beach community several hours away from her home in Atlanta. The island world changes her. It changes her family. The changes never seem to stop coming as surprising secrets are revealed in life-altering half-truths.

The heart of the story takes place on Fripp Island, South Carolina, but that location represents many different sites and forms of vacation getaways that draw us away from our day-to-day responsibilities toward alternate ways of life. Many of us have gone there heart first, head next, and then with all the rest we tend to bring along.

 Patricia is also the author of a medical time travel trilogy that begins with The Cure,centered around a remedy for Alzheimer’s, and Unintended Consequences, a collection of short stories about people in challenging circumstances. Her stories have appeared in many publications, most recently in Mystery Tribune, Commuterlit, and Chamber Magazine. She has taught short story writing and leads a critique group of short story writers for the Atlanta Writer’s Club. She divides her time between Fripp Island and Woodstock, GA. You can connect with her and her writing at