About the Author
Patsy Garlan has published poetry, stories, personal essays, syllabuses for drama students, and, with co-author Maryjane Dunstan, two college texts about the future (Prentice Hall), and two children's books set in Burma (The Viking Press), where she lived for a year with her husband and their four children.
She has written the book and lyrics for a new musical, Wings of Fire, adapted from Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan with the help of the Society of Authors in London and the Shaw Estate, and in collaboration with New York composer Nick Scarim. Sea Change is her first novel.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, she attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where upon her graduation she remained for many years as a faculty wife, and traveled extensively abroad with her husband and children. In San Francisco, her professional career included 22 years as a development director for KQED public television, and ten as an editor for Dr. Paul Ekman.