Patricia Dickinson Bowers was born and lived most of her life in Iowa. She attended Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa and after several years of secretarial employment, she married her high school sweetheart, Bernie, upon his return from three years enlistment in the navy.
Most of her married life was spent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resuming her secretarial skills and raising a son, David and a daughter, Sharon. After the children had left the proverbial nest, a decision was made to uproot the big city life and move to a beautiful timbered area.
Patricia had always enjoyed writing. Living amongst eighty thousand trees inspired her to write of the everyday and unusual experiences that occurred during her seventeen years at Timber Lane.