A CERTAIN SUMMER (Simon & Schuster/ Gallery Books, 2013)
PATRICIA BEARD is the author of nine nonfiction books and hundreds of nationally published magazine articles and the novel A Certain Summer. She is a former features and contributing editor at Town & Country, ELLE, and Mirabella magazines. Beard is also the founder and president of Willowbrook Partners, LLC, for which she writes, oversees the design, and produces privately commissioned books. She lives in upstate New York, with her husband and three dogs.