A Quaker active in her meeting’s prison ministry and pastoral care, Patricia Wild is a mother, a step-mother, grandmother, and storyteller. Her full-time writing career began in 1998 when her novel, Swimming In It, was published by Flower Valley Press, Gaithersburg, MD. For years she’d taught adult learners; Swimming In it is based on the stories her homeless students told her. Way Opens: A Spiritual Journey chronicles what unfolded when she connected with the two young people of color who, in 1962, desegregated the all-white Virginia high school she’d attended. Her latest project, to share her novel Welling Up online using podcasts, interactive narrative, and art, may be found at wellingup.net.