Patrice Hannon


I'm excited to announce that I'll be reading from and discussing BLACK TOM at the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, March 11th at 1:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Blue Comet Auditorium. Copies of BLACK TOM will be available for purchase. The area of Jersey City that was once Black Tom Island is now part of Liberty State Park so there's no more appropriate spot for a reading.

Patrice with the City Council of Jersey City

On October 25th, 2017, the Jersey City Municipal Council adopted a resolution recognizing me for writing BLACK TOM. The picture shows me with the President and Members of the Council at City Hall just after the resolution was adopted. (Ron Semple, a fellow author, was also honored.) The document concludes: “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Members of the Jersey City Municipal Council hereby recognize Patrice Hannon, an author who resurrected a dark part of Jersey City history and in doing so has contributed to our diverse cultural past, present, and future.” Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive this great honor.

Signing copies of my books at The Morgan Library as part of the closing festivities for the museum’s Jane Austen exhibition.

Selected Works

A novel rich in historical detail, a vivid portrait of Jersey City and New York City in the years before the U.S. entered World War I. It is a love story and a tale of local politics and international espionage.
Light & bright & sparkling advice, delivered with sense and sensibility
Winner of the Jane Austen’s Regency World Award for “Best New Regency Know-How Book”

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