Author: Josephine Patterson
The Gap is epic, and historical. This page turner follows four teenage Black girls as they journey through their lives, over a twenty-year time span, from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Share in their tragedies, and triumphs, struggles, and sacrifices, and hardships. Watch out for the twists, and unexpected turns. There are cliff-hangers, up ahead. The Gap is full of intrigue, excitement, drama, and mystery. My book celebrates the strength, tenacity, courage, love, and beauty, of black women. This book is all about life; and self-discovery. Someone once told me in order to be a great writer, you must first, become a masterful story teller. I reckon, this is true.
Ms. Patterson was born in Lenoir, North Carolina as one of nine children and she has always loved to write short stories and poems which has led her to write her first novel. Although she has never had any formal literary training, just her God-given talent, her writing shares her background, culture, and life experiences growing up in rural North Carolina. She has never forgotten the hardships and constant struggles of life and brings these feelings and emotions into her writing. Ms. Patterson wants her readers to enter into, and be absorbed in the experiences she has created for them. She wants the reader to feel the raw emotions of her characters as they follow them through their life’s experiences of self-discovery ranging from tragedy to triumph. As Jo simply puts it, “Writing is my passion, as it allows me the best venue to express myself.” Jo thanks God, first and foremost, as an example of the triumph of the human spirit in overcoming life’s obstacles.