This site is the creative home of P.A. (Patti) Moed, an award-winning writer and aspiring photographer.  In this blog, she will share her ideas, photographs, and insights about the creative process.  She will also provide resources for people who are on their own journey through the vast seas of creation and imagination.

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Patti’s rebellious and restless spirit was fostered during her childhood on Long Island, where she endured parochial school and meals featuring Jello and Spam.  Finding liberation through higher education, wandering the globe, and writing, she has lived in 6 different states and at last count has moved 17 times.  Her careers are equally far-ranging–university professor, freelance writer, textbook editor, photographer, fearless culinary adventurer, corporate trainer, and instructional designer.

A passionate advocate for the underdog, she finds inspiration in places where the personal and political meet.  Her novel, The Incident in Montebello, is based on an actual international event in 1930, when dictator Benito Mussolini, who was touring Italy with American millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., ran over and killed a little girl.  Her novel focuses on the girl’s parents, torn apart by their child’s death and conflicting political loyalties.  It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store, and Smashwords.

She is currently a digital nomad, traveling and working on the road with her husband.  Contact her at: patriciamoed@gmail.com.


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  1. Dear Patti:

    I came across your blog over at First Night History, and enjoyed both. It turns out, we have a lot in common, from “raised on Long Island” to “restless spirit.” Keep up the good work.


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  2. Hi Patti! Feeling rather foolish because I’ve accidentally deleted your email. Thought I might find it on here but I’ll leave you a brief response. If you need more please email again. Apologies. 🙂 🙂
    If you don’t want to drive the best solution I can offer is Lagos, at the western end of the Algarve. It has the kind of scenery that is synonymous with the Algarve and a lovely old side and small marina. You’re a walk from a choice of beaches and transport links are excellent. I can’t recommend accommodation because I’ve never stayed there but there are heaps of choices. At my end of the Algarve (Tavira, in the east) the scenery is less typical and you usually have to ferry to the beach. Which is great if, like me, you love boats, and it’s worth a bit of effort. There is a railway station at Tavira and I can recommend a couple of places to stay there. A little further east again there’s a smaller resort, Cabanas, which is a bit commercial for me, but it’s an easy ferry hop to the beach. It will be hot so you might prefer the western end where it’s more breezy. Hope this helps, and sorry, again 🙂


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