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Patricia Hamilton Shook

Author Patricia Hamilton Shook.

Patricia Hamilton Shook was born in Massachusetts and, while she has
lived there most of her life, she also spent twelve years in the San
Francisco Bay area where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A.
in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University. After
completing her master’s degree and getting married Dr. Shook returned
to Massachusetts where she obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
from Northeastern University while raising her two sons and working
part time. Reading has been a favorite pastime since she first began
combining letters into words on a page and, while her chosen
profession has provided many opportunities to write, she has always
dreamed of writing a novel. As a psychologist she combines her
professional expertise with an interest in spirituality and
mysteries–along with a love of Cape Cod that dates back to
childhood–to inform her debut novel Seeking Glory.