Patricia Maxwell Watts is a seventy-four year old widow. She was born in 1947, and attended the Convent of the Sacred Hearts school in Epsom.
Over the last fifty years she has worked for an airline, an executive hotel, a further education college, and a well-known health care company. She retired from the latter after 21 years, in 2017.
She married her chef/musician husband (now deceased) in 1969, and their son was born in 1978. The Guinea Pig Chronicles is dedicated to him.
Patricia enjoys reading, swimming, 80s music and cooking. She is a sun worshipper, and loves Kefalonia, a Greek island. She once owned a Morgan sports car, and drove it every day for eleven years.
The idea for The Guinea Pig Chronicles came to her while sunbathing in the back garden during the long hot summer of the first lockdown in 2020.
1st December 2022: E-Book live on digital reading platforms. Good reviews so far.
6th December 2022: First consignment of hard back books received. They are beautiful, and just as I imagined them over 2 years ago. Thank you Matador for helping me fulfil my vision.
18th December 2022: Small party for family and friends to launch the book. Signed a lot of copies.
16th August 2023: Author Event at Virginia Water Library. I met some super children and their parents. I talked about how I came to write 'The Guinea Pig Chronicles'. The children told me abou their own pets, some of them being guinea pigs. I read two chapters from the book, and asked if there were any questions. I sold some books, and gave each child a pencil in the colours of/and with the book title engraved on them. Everyone enjoyed it and I had a brilliant afternoon. My grateful thanks to the Library trustees for arranging the event.