Patricia Boomsma is an Arizona lawyer. Her publications include short stories in The Vignette Review, Persimmon Tree, and Scarlet Leaf Review and poems in Haiku Journal and Indolent Press. She did graduate work in medieval studies at Purdue University. where she received a master's degree in English and has a law degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis and a master's of fine arts in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte. "The Way of Glory" is her first novel.