April 9, 2018

I’m astonished and appreciative that my book won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in the autobiography & memoir category. Here is the press release from IBPA:

TW book BFA 2018

(Manhattan Beach, CA - April 9, 2018) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) – www.ibpa-online.org – announced over the weekend the gold winners in the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program, now in its thirtieth year.


While They're Still Here: A Memoir

Author: Patricia Williams


Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-240-6

Purchase: Amazon, B&N, IndieBound

An engaging caregiving tribute, poignantly unfolding the challenges and rewards of healing the past, forging a new dynamic of compassion with humor, grace and grumbling.


The publisher of my book accepted my award at the ceremony, and read these words on my behalf:

“This book about the ten years I cared for my parents has filled my heart in ways I never imagined. I am grateful to my parents for their ordinary yet extraordinary lives, and deeply honored by this lovely and meaningful acknowledgement of our story.”





bookcase with weber books 300X536



While They're Still Here

is now available
Link to She Writes Press


Please contact me to receive announcements.

Publicity contact: Crystal Patriarche (crystal@booksparkspr.com)


Sky Mica Dakota Oh Boy.400x300
"What a treat; a new book!"