Pat Black-Gould

Pat Black-Gould, Ph.D. is an author and a clinical/neuropsychologist.  Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals. She makes her debut as a children's picture book author with her story, The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey.

Initially written as a short story about a mother and daughter during the Holocaust, The Crystal Beads was first published in Jewish Fiction .net. The story later went on to win first place in the National League of American Pen Women Flannery O'Connor short story competition, and first place in a Pen Women Florida statewide competion. 

The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey, is written as as children's book. However, it is also designed for readers of all ages. The book contains two study guides. One is a series of questions for children and their parents and teachers to discuss. The second study guide consists of questions for adults who may gather in places of worship, small groups, and book clubs to explore themes of compassion, empathy, and diversity.

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Member of:
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The National League of American Pen Women
The Women's Fiction Writers Association
The West Florida Literary Federation
Portfolio and Exchange Society
Panhandle Writer's Group