Friday, May 14, 2010

My Books, Photography and Blogs

Where to Find Me

Facebook: Pat McGrath Avery and Pat McGrath Avery Author, Travel Blogger, Photographer
Instagram: patmcgrathavery
Twitter: iwritemyworld

I am proud to be a resident artist at Kingfisher Gallery, South Padre Island, TX, and the
Laguna Madre Art Gallery, Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel, TX.

Come see me! Shows scheduled in November and December 2018:

Nov 16-17 - FAM Fest Art Show, South Padre Island, evenings at Schitterbahn
Nov 17 -      Kingfisher Gallery, 3pm - 5pm

Dec 1 -        Holiday Art Show, SPI Convention Center
Dec 8 -        St George's International Festival, Pharr, TX, 9am-4pm
Dec 12-13 - Market by the Bay, Port Isabel, TX, 9am-5pm

Books in progress:
Spirits of the Sodus Bay Shakers; The Alasa Farms Chronicles will be released this winter.

Port Isabel Shrimping History (working title), in 2019.

Currently writing a middle-grade guide to Gulf of Mexico beach creatures featuring the fabulous artwork of Eleanor Seabrook. To be released in 2019.

My Art

Check out my newest product - my photography on tiles and cutting boards.

6x6-inch tiles with a glossy finish really make my photos pop!

Any photo that can be cropped to a square can be printed on the tiles. The cutting boards are a rectangular tempered glass and will accommodate most of my photos. Email me at for more information.

 Selected photographic art is available online at

I make blank greeting cards from my photos and sell them individually or by categories. Each card is made by hand, includes an envelope and packaged in plastic envelope. Many people choose to frame rather than send as cards.

 Sample categories include:

Cities: Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Sioux Falls
States: Colorado, Texas, Missouri
Nature: Trees, Critters, Flowers, Birds
Places: Sedona, South Padre Island, Route 66
Photos with verse

Pricing: $5.00 each
Buy 5 cards, get 6th card free + free shipping
For cards, please email me at
Paypal and credit cards accepted

South Padre Island, TX
South Padre Island, TX



Moose in RMNP
Missouri Countryside at Dusk

Blooming Prickly Pear



Long Island, WA

Falls Park, Sioux Falls
Route 66, MO


My Books


The Hap Lynch Mystery Series

Murder With No Remorse - set in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas

Murder has Consequences - set in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas
Paragraphs: Mysteries of the Golden Booby (Murder Can Be Golden)
Murder Takes No Prisoners - set in Jefferson City, Missouri
Murder is for the Birds - set in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas
Murder Takes a Ride - set in the Missouri Ozarks

Recent Non-Fiction:

Emergence: The John Bax Story
The Sharon Rogers Band
They Came Home: Korean War POWs Tell Their Stories
Role Call: Women's Voices - co-authored with Joyce Faulkner
Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors - co-authored with Joyce Faulkner


Famous Dogs (& Other Critters) Too
Famous Dogs: Changing History One Dog (& Cat) at a Time
15 Dogs and a Cat Speak Out!

Kids Travel Books:

Fun Days in Kansas City
Fun Days in Pittsburgh
Fun Days on South Padre Island

My Blog

I write about my world - my photography, books, dogs, travel, birding and nature.

About Me:

In addition to writing and photography, I am the editor of the MWSA (Military Writers Society of America) quarterly magazine, Dispatches. As a former publisher, I enjoyed finding and working with talented writers and illustrators. From How High Can You Fly?, our first published book at River Road Press, to the titles that have been released under Red Engine Press and/or River Road Press, it's been a rewarding journey filled with hard work, collaboration and learning.

I'm a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Sisters in Crime, the Military Writers Society of America, the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and Missouri Outdoor Communicators, Midwest Travel Bloggers and Laguna Madre Art League.


Last but not least I can't forget Peanut. She kept me company for nine years before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2014. I miss her every day.

Luke, a Bichon, is the star of my Hap Lynch mystery series - he thinks of himself as Luke the Detective Dog. He, along with designer Joyce Faulkner, co-authors the Fun Days series of travel guides for kids.

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