Patricia V. Davis
|Alma mater||Queens College, City University of New York|
Long Island University CW Post Campus
Patricia V. Davis is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. She was a student at Long Island University CW Post Campus, Brookville, New York, where she added to her existing master's degree in creative writing and education.
She married a Greek national and moved with him to Athens, Greece, where she lived for seven years before returning to the US. Their tumultuous relationship, divorce, and her eventual empowerment led to her memoir: Harlot's Sauce: a Memoir of Food, Family, Love and Loss and Greece.
When a blog post she had written went viral, her second non-fiction book was born, The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know. The book covers everything from appearance, parenthood, break ups with friends, and relating to men.
Davis was invited to attend a women's conference by Maria Shriver, and the only available hotel room was on the RMS Queen Mary. Her experience aboard the ship was the inspiration for her first novel, Cooking for Ghosts; Book I of the Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy. This book is the story of four diverse women that meet online and decide to open a restaurant together aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary. It's about food, ghosts, friends, "and long-ago losses that never quite go away."
- Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece (2008) ISBN 978-0981915302
- The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know (2011) ISBN 978-1599554808
- “Chopin, Fiendishly” (In Tales from the House Band: Volume One 2012) ISBN 978-0984436248
- Cooking for Ghosts: Book I in “The Secret Spice Café Trilogy (2016) ISBN 978-0989905640
- Spells and Oregano: Book II in “The Secret Spice Café Trilogy (2017) ISBN 978-0-9899056-8-8
- Demons Well Seasoned: Book III in "The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy (2019) ISBN 978-1732064966
- Nadel, Carine. "Good advice any woman might want". Orange County Register. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- Ashley, Beth (11/04/08). "San Anselmo Woman Reflects on her Years in Greece, a Faltering Marriage and how she Found Herself". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Pollard, Nicole 96/25/2011). "The Diva Doctrine Wittily Shares One Woman's Life Experiences". Deseret News. Retrieved February 3. 2017.
- "THE DIVA DOCTRINE by Patricia V. Davis". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Meurer, Ginger (5 October 2016). "Las Vegas book briefs for Oct. 6-12, 2016". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Karamitsos, Maria (09/28/2016). "Review, Cooking for Ghosts by Patricia V. Davis". Windy City Greek. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Kolias, Georgia (10/10/2016). “Haunted by Family Rejection”. The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- Garvin, Ann (09/28/2016). "Bedtime Stories". Washington Independent Review of Books. Retrieved February 3, 2017.