Pat Bertram, born and raised in Colorado, looks for adventure in whatever comes her way -- writing, blogging, hiking, and road tripping in her vintage Volkswagen Beetle (which she bought new five decades ago and has never replaced).
After the death of her life mate/soul mate in 2010, Pat used her blog - bertramsblog.com - to write about the experience of grief. Along the way she has received and replied to thousands of comments and emails from readers who have also lost a loved one, and in the process has come to the conclusion that much of the orthodoxy surrounding grief is simply wrong.
Grief: The Inside Story -- A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One debunks many of the myths surrounding grief and offers a clear and practical alternative to the usual platitudes.
Pat has written two other books about grief: Grief: The Great Yearning, a well-received memoir about her experiences of the first year of grief, and Unfinished, a novel about a widow who discovers that her beloved husband has many secrets.
Bertram's most recent book, Bob, The Right Hand of God is an absurdist urban fantasy about the re-creation of the world and turning it into a galactic theme park, and is a broad departure from Bertram's earlier fiction, the suspense novels Madame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Light Bringer, Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, and A Spark of Heavenly Fire.