IrinaVanPatten

An American Pacific Northwest Writer with Eastern European Roots

An American Pacific Northwest Writer with Eastern European Roots

Welcome to America, Welcome Home

Welcome to America, Welcome Home is based on multiple interviews with American immigrants of different backgrounds and cultures that provides a wealth of information from experts like Immigration and criminal lawyers, small business owners, financial advisers, psychologists, language professors, charity workers, civil rights activists and asylum seekers. Together these stories define what it means to be an American.

From Lullaby to Love Songs and Funeral Dirges  

I Love You, Russian Style

From Lullaby to Love Song and Funeral Dirges is an anthology of stories of love from several Pacific Northwest authors. Irina VanPatten’s story I Love you, Russian Style is a fun story of a mixed American and Eastern European couple and their different understanding and misconceptions of what love means. “If I tell my kids I love them, they’ll be confused,” Irina says. John puts Irina’s theory to the test and the things go downhill from there.

Next Book Coming Soon!

Mail-Order Bride & the Giant 

Irina is currently working on releasing her new book Mail-Order Bride & the Giant which is a charming and relatable tribute to her family’s resilience, where only laughter at the problems could get the family through the day. It ultimately culminates in a heartfelt love story about two misfits, who were literary two worlds apart.

“Your story runs like a movie in the mind with crisp editing. It’s as if Woody Allen was filming Tolstoy and Chekhov as they fix the script for When Harry Met Sally. Not a second, nor a syllable, felt wasted or redundant in a story that captures ‘divorce/s’ with such disarming honesty and comforting cruelty. Your sense of irony, wit, and timing are so precise that you make the reader long achingly for more of your brand of fiction.”

—Faraz Maqsood Hamidi

About Irina

Irina VanPatten is American Pacific Northwest writer with Eastern European roots. Her writing style marries the best of these two worlds. She draws from the reach roots of her culture, but bakes her own American literary cake with a blended sense of humor: sharp, yet warm; edgy, yet tender.

About Irina

Irina VanPatten is American Pacific Northwest writer with Eastern European roots. Her writing style marries the best of these two worlds. She draws from the reach roots of her culture, but bakes her own American literary cake with a blended sense of humor: sharp, yet warm; edgy, yet tender.

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You'll also receive periodic updates on my forthcoming book, The Mail Ordered Bride & The Giant.

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