About the Instructor
Patricia Marcantonio (also writing under the name Patricia Santos Marcantonio) is the author of the Victorian Felicity Carrol mystery series (Crooked Lane Books); the courtroom drama novel Verdict in the Desert, published by Arte Público Press, the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors; and the horror mystery Under the Blood Moon published by Dark Ink. Her YA Best Amigas will be released by Regal Publishing next fall. She received Alexa Rose Foundation Grants to direct her original play, Tears for Llorona, inspired by an old Mexican ghost story, and to workshop her play, Starring Jane Eyre. Pioneer Drama Service has published her new play, Roja Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Tales, based on her award-winning children’s book, Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and International Thriller Writers. Her screenplays won the Willamette Writers Kay Snow and Reel Women of the West Screenplay contests, as well as placing in the top percentage of the Seattle Film Summit, Phoenix Film Festival, Stage 32 Blood List, and MORE Women in Film competitions. As a journalist, she earned several state and regional awards. For several years, she covered crime and courts as a reporter. She’s given writing presentations at the Willamette Writers, The Cabin, Historical Novel Society, and Pacific Northwest Writers Association conferences.