Pat Bertram, born and raised in Colorado, has become something of a nomad, looking for adventure in whatever comes her way — writing, blogging, hiking, and road tripping in her vintage Volkswagen. She’s now settled down in a vintage house with her vintage car and a closetful of hats.
Although Pat writes mostly fiction, she wrote two non-fiction books about grief, as well as one grief-inspired novel. After the death of her life mate/soul mate in 2010, Pat has used this blog to write about the experience of grief. Along the way she has received and replied to thousands of emails from many of her readers who have also lost a loved one, and in the process has come to the conclusion that much of the orthodoxy surrounding grief is simply wrong. She wrote Grief: The Great Yearning, a well-received memoir about her experiences of the first year of grief, Grief: The Inside Story — A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One, a book about grief from the perspective of the tenth year, and Unfinished, a novel about a widow who discovers that her beloved husband has many secrets.