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Patty Wain Smith has been recognized by the Hope PYX Global International Book Awards for her contributions to empowering women, and her book, A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America. The debut, self-published book won ten awards, including the Hope PYX Global International Book Award, two Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medals, the Writer’s Digest Book Awards Honorable Mention, five International Book Awards Finalists, and the Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal.

She’s appeared on Carolina and Company Live TV and on radio. Patty has worked as an educational consultant, a child development specialist, a hotline counselor for both Parents Anonymous and Citizens Against Spouse Abuse, and a speaker with the Family Justice Center of GHC Speakers Bureau. She also created a family violence prevention program.

She registered her first copyright in her teens and was later awarded a Music City Song Festival Honorable Mention for one of her compositions. (To find a song—Each Time—that goes with A Letter to a Friend, go to the About section on her website and scroll down; or you can find a link in the book.)

Patty has a BA in Psychology with a graduate course in counseling, and is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. She is an associate professional member of the Authors Guild, and a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association, the Southeastern Writers Association, and the South Carolina Writers Association.

Patty is a lifetime advocate for those who are made to feel powerless and defenseless (disproportionately, children and women). She believes we thrive in healthy relationships and everyone deserves them. She also believes that children gain their greatest sense of “self” in safe and nurturing environments.

Another interesting fact: Patty was the student fiction editor for the 28th edition of the Waccamaw Journal.

(Social media:; or Patty Wain Smith, Author or @PattyWainSmith) Available for virtual events: speaking, guest speaking, visiting author, or panel. To inquire, message with details and honorarium or fee.
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