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Beth W. Patterson

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Beth W. Patterson was a full-time musician for over two decades before sidestepping into the world of writing (a process she describes as “fleeing the circus to join the zoo”). Much of her fiction is based on real-life musical experiences made more plausible by the infusion of things that go bump in the night. Her most recent book is The Wild Harmonic and her short stories and poetry have appeared in over seventy anthologies. She has also penned some nonfiction articles on music. Patterson has played in twenty countries across the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia. She appears on over a hundred and sixtty albums (including eight solo albums of her own) in addition to a smattering of soundtracks, videos, commercials, and voice-overs. Various artists have recorded over a hundred of her compositions and co-writes. She studied ethnomusicology at University College, Cork in Ireland and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans. Beth has occasionally worn other hats as a body paint model, film extra, minor role actor, recording studio partner, record label owner, and artist. She is a lover of exquisitely stupid movies and a shameless fangirl of the band Rush. You can find her at www.bethpattersonmusic.com

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