- My family called me “PJ” and it works well when there are other “Pat” people around.
- deCamera is my “pen name” for fiction writing such as books and short stories. deCamera is a variation of my Scottish surname – CHALMERS.
So now that’s cleared up, the rest of my story as a writer extends to my first employment. Experiences in industry, engineering, management and education included many kinds of writing such as public relations, advertising, instructions, workbooks, proposals and specifications. As a student there were scholarly papers to write such as essays, theses, and a dissertation. All of that dealt with the facts.
With all that behind me, I decided to write some fiction: Long Ridge Writers Group had a writing course that helped. More recently, studies with an Amherst Writing and Artists Certified Leader of Writing Chai (“Chai” is a Hebrew word for “Life”) engages practice of creative work. Generally, the writings I want to do will be directed toward entertaining readers and encouraging them as they live this life we share.
Let the stories begin.