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Patricia Taylor


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Maple Point

This book combines the historical accounts of three generations of the Gleason, Bush, and Wells families who owned the property between 1895 and 2005. Within the pages of "Maple Point," tales of historical figures and places come to life: Rachael Brooks Gleason, one of the first American women doctors, and her husband Silas O. Gleason owned and opporated the Elmira Water Cure as an alternative to 1800s medicine.  Racheal Gleason delivered the four children of Olivia Langdon Clemens and her husband, Mark Twain.  The Gleasons, Langdons, and Clemens were close friends, as was Rev. Thomas K. Beecher of Park Church, who was also the brother of Harriett Beecher Stowe.  

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Kaleidoscope is a collection of poems representing life's everchanging views. Patricia Taylor Wells shares the changing patterns of a world darkened by a pandemic, the loss of her mother, and other events that brought uncertainty to her life. But she also reveals the healing power of nature and the hidden beauty behind every cloud of doubt. The poet takes particular delight with her metaphoric descriptions of the natural, material, and spiritual worlds throughout the collection.

The Sand Rose

Galen Mackenzie, a young, single, American woman, confronts the challenges of working and living in Saudi Arabia.  As she struggles to adapt to a society that largely excludes women, the Kingdom slowly gives up its secrets.  Eventually, Gaylen learnes to appreciate the hypnotic beauty of the desert and Islamic traditions.


LodeStar is a collection of poems that seeks to juxtapose the light and dark moments of life.  Patricia Taylor Wells explores the longing of a broken heart as well as the magical power of infatuation.  She  addresses the complexities of faith, hope, and loss alongside the simplicity of creation.  Like a light guiding us out of darkness, there is no better lodestar than a poem.


Mademoíselle Renoír à París

The whole world was on fire in 1968.  A young girl attending school in Paris for the summer, becomes a witness of the aftermath of the May riots that nearly brought about the collapse of France. Though things had settled down, a resurgence took place on Bastille Day and she was right in the middle of it!  Relive her experience in this part memoir/part history account of an extraordinary time in history.


The Eyes of the Doe

Everything changes when Holly Hendricks and her family move from the small East Texas town where they have strong family roots to the impersonal city of Dallas. Against a backdrop of local and worldwide turbulence, their once close ties are fragmented. Fourteen-year-old Holly returns to the small town to stay with her Grandmother as she tries to cope

with the loss of her brother.

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Camp Tyler
- a first of its kind

The first book ever published about the oldest, ongoing outdoor education school in the country.  Inspired by my own memories as a young camper at this iconic East Texas treasure, the book was written as a fundraiser for Camp Tyler Foundation. 

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(subject line: Camp Tyler Book)

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Patricia Taylor Wells published her first book in 2016: "Camp Tyler, A First of its Kind" for the benefit of Camp Tyler, the oldest outdoor education school in the country, which she attended as a child.

Her first novel, "The Eyes of the Doe" was published in 2017. The book was awarded First Place by Texas Authors Association in 2018 for Family Life/Inspirational Fiction.  Prior to publication, the first chapter placed as a finalist in the 2016 First Chapter Competition for Historical Fiction sponsored by East Texas Writers Guild.

In March 2018, her novella "Mademoiselle Renoir à Paris" was published. In April 2019, Ms. Wells’ collection of poems “LodeStar: Reflections of Light and Dark” was released.  "LodeStar" won First Place for Poetry in 2020 by Best of Texas Book Awards sponsored by Authors Marketing Guild. 


Ms. Wells' novel "The Sand Rose" was released by Bedazzled Ink Publishing in May 2021.  And her second collection of poetry “Kaleidoscope” was published in 2022 and won Indie Authors Best Book Award for Poetry sponsored by Authors School of Business in 2023.


The author’s most recent work is “Maple Point” (2024), which combines the historical accounts of three generations of the Gleason, Bush, and Wells families who owned the cottage between 1895 and 2005. Within the pages of this book, tales of historical figures, including Mark Twain, and places alongside beautiful Keuka Lake in upstate New York come to life.


​Ms. Wells has also won numerous awards for short stories.  Since 2016, Tyler Today Magazine has featured Ms. Wells eight times in its "Authors Among Us" column, which she helped inspire to benefit local authors. 


Ms. Wells, who holds a BA in English and French, facilitated writing critique groups for the Atlanta Writers Club and Knoxville Writers Group.  She especially enjoys writing poetry and draws inspiration from the wide range of experience she gathered from her travels and living in a variety of places.   She currently lives in Tyler, Texas with her husband and their dog, Kaspar.  

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"Forgotten dreams are like embers just 
waiting to catch fire again."

Patricia Taylor Wells

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East Texas Writers Guild
Annual Conference
Saturday, 2024 at 8:30 am
Location: Tyler, TX  



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