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.


Pat was born in Michigan but 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 highschool 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.

Pat has published three novels, TO LEAVE A MEMORY: a warm coming together; OUT AND IN: a mystery-thriller, and BACKSTORY: behind the scenes of a famous film-thriller.


Pat's first husband was a 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 a long marriage, Pat stressed her way as a single mom through a long 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 she is a member of the Hawaii Writers Guild. The pair enjoy golf, sunsets, snorkeling, exploring, and visits from family and mainland friends.


Pat and Bill live in the Waikoloa area but enjoy all the island has to offer. The couple have two Cockalier dogs who are named after a pair of well-known superstars: Meryl Streep and Lord Byron.


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