Friday, May 14, 2010

My Books and Photographic Art

Where to Find Me

Facebook: Pat McGrath Avery and Pat McGrath Avery Author, Photography Artist
Instagram: patmcgrathavery
Twitter: iwritemyworld

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

Latest book:

Spirits of the Sodus Bay Shakers; The Alasa Farm Chronicles, released in May 2019.

Books in progress:

A Walk on the Beach, A Chapter Book for Kids featuring the art of Eleanor Seabrook, Fall 2019.

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

My Art

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:

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 Alasa Farm Chronicles
Spirits of the Sodus Bay Shakers - set at Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven in Wayne County, NY

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

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 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.