Life Writers

Meet Patricia

Patricia Charpentier, author of the multi-award-winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time, teaches, writes, edits, ghostwrites, and publishes personal and family history and life-based stories. She is a popular speaker who, since 1999, has helped hundreds of people write and publish the most important stories of their lives. 

Patricia offers live workshops and ongoing courses, including programs that utilize videos, one-on-one coaching, group Q&A calls, and more to help people succeed in writing the story of a lifetime. To date, she has co-authored, edited, and published more than fifty personal and family histories. Her belief about capturing stories is: The only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all. 

Patricia lives in Orlando with her golf-loving husband Bob and enjoys dancing for exercise, although she is grateful for the motto of the studio: There are no mistakes, only solos.

Visit Patricia at WritingYourLife.org.