Historical Novel Society Reviews The Peerless Four

Excerpt: “For me, Patterson’s novel shines when Mel is focused on her charges, both on and off the track. However, The Peerless Four is not so much a sports story, but a story about women who participate in sports, and the men around them.” For the full review, click here:...

Q&A with Victoria Patterson on Grubstreet

Blurb: “In this interview, Victoria Patterson talks about her near-obsessive need to write. She explains she’s thankful for an agent, editor and publisher that support her writing whatever she wants. She says she knows that behind her success is the relentless encouragement from her family.” For the full interview, click here: grubstreet.ca...

Victoria Patterson Guest Posts on Shelf Pleasure: Women in Sports and Women Authors

Excerpt: “February 5 celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day. But there is very little literature about women athletes, and women have written very few sports novels.  The reason is simple: women have been largely excluded from athletics, and before Title IX passed in 1972, there wasn’t any way to change this. The world of sports is considered to be masculine, and the literature surrounding it encompasses a cultural myth and ideology exclusive to men.  Women are peripheral to these narratives—usually wives, girlfriends, mothers, and sisters to the main subjects. In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, here are four books I recommend…” For the full list of books, click here:...