Patricia Grayhall is a medical doctor and author of the award-winning memoir, Making the Rounds; Defying Norms in Love and Medicine and a romance novel, Golden Years and Silver Linings, with wife and author Linda M. Ford. She has authored articles in Queer Forty, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Millions, Lesbian Game Changers, The Seattle Lesbian, and Seattle Magazine and has been interviewed on NPR.
After two and a half years of college at Arizona State University, Patricia attended University of Utah Medical School. In Boston, she completed residencies in the specialties of internal medicine and occupational/environmental medicine, as well as an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. After brief stints in Washington DC and North Carolina, she settled in Seattle to practice for the rest of her 40-year medical career.
Though Patricia has authored many medical articles and book chapters, creative writing drew her interest upon retiring from medical practice. She took classes at Hugo House in Seattle, hired a writing coach, took a six-month memoir-writing class, and started a writer’s critique group. Making the Rounds is her debut memoir. Golden Years and Silver Linings is her first novel.
Patricia Grayhall is a pen name and she also changed the names of many of the characters in her memoir to protect their privacy. Writing under a pen name allowed her to tell her truth without hurting those she loves.
Patricia lives with the love of her life on an island in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys other people’s dogs and occasional sightings of orca, eagles, otters, and black bears.