Pat Dunlap Evans writes novels for readers who want to fall in love with the main characters. Her forté is emotionally told stories about people who struggle to find their way...often facing danger, but also finding humor and love along the way.


Born in Michigan, Pat and her family moved to Texas, where she lived in San Antonio for a few years, and later Dallas. She was Lieutenant in the Golden Debs at South Oak Cliff High School and an honors scholarship recipient at Southern Methodist University.


An early marriage to her high school sweetheart and the birth of three children plunged Pat into the world of motherhood, until the kids were old enough for Mom to go back to school herself. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in English at University of Missouri, Kansas City. The post-grad degree offered an emphasis in creative writing, putting Pat on a path to fiction writing.

TO LEAVE A MEMORY: a warm coming together; OUT AND IN: a mystery-thriller, and BACKSTORY: behind the scenes of a famous film-thriller are Pat's published works.
Pat's first husband was a starting quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs. She used her experiences as an NFL wife as background for OUT AND IN and also in BACKSTORY. After the long marriage ended, Pat stressed her way as a single mom through a career in advertising and marketing, with positions in Dallas and Austin. A second marriage to Dr. Bill Evans enabled Pat to focus on her true love of writing.

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To fulfill a bucket-list dream, Pat and Bill made the leap in 2020 to the Big Island of Hawaii, where the pair enjoy sunsets, exploring, and making new friends. Pat and Bill live in the South Kohala district but enjoy all the island has to offer.
The couple's two Cockalier dogs made the trip as well. They were named after a pair of well-known superstars: Meryl Streep and Lord Byron. Sadly, Byron crossed the Rainbow Bridge in
November 2021, and Meryl followed him in May 2022. Pat and Bill miss them greatly.

Cockalier dogs