The Girl Immigrant

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Patricia Ruiz Steele

Genealogist, family historian and fiction author Patricia Steele was born in Woodland, California and moved to Oregon when her mother remarried nine years later.  Then she became a nomad as an adult, living in eight cities, five states and eleven houses before settling in Arizona closer to her roots.  She speaks English and a touch of Spanish (which she learned from childhood and later through a visit to Spain with her brother and classes) and French which she learned before a trip to France.  Her hobbies are gardening in pots of every color, traveling, being a grandmother to her six grandchildren and drinking wine as attested to in her cookbook, Cooking DRUNK.

Her passion is genealogy and she's written two of three in the Spanish Pearls Series about her Spanish ancestry, when her grandparents immigrated from Spain to Hawaii and on to California.  The Girl Immigrant, Silvan Leaves and soon to be published, Ruiz Legacies.