About Patricia Hassler

Patricia Jana Hassler's work has appeared in publications including the Chicago Tribune, Iowa Woman and Liguorian Magazine. She has reviewed non-fiction books for Booklist Magazine and is a former feature writer and columnist for a suburban Chicago newspaper. A writing instructor at Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois), Patricia has produced essays that won first and second place awards from the Illinois Woman's Press Association.

Bringing Dear Mom: Remembering Our Mothers Into the World

When her mother’s Parkinson’s had progressed, Patricia Hassler quit her job and became her mother’s caretaker.  Realizing she needed a creative outlet, she answered an ad in a local paper for a columnist to write about a nearby suburb where her husband was teaching. The newspaper editor also wanted features about what was going on … Continue reading

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