When confronted without a house of your own, one naturally wonders, “Where is home, anyway?” This question followed me throughout the rambles of my life, and led me to write my novel, The House of Six Doors, about a young girl who makes a trip similar to mine and faces similar hardships. While the places and some of the circumstances are familiar, the characters and plot are entirely fabricated. Still, the writing of it proved cathartic, allowing me to see for myself the blessing that my own particular hardships had won for me.
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Patricia Selbert is the author of The House of Six Doors, a novel about a young girl, coming of age in a new land fraught with obstacles, guided by the memory of her wise and loving grandmother. Patricia was raised on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, speaking four languages. She immigrated to California at age 13, later representing the Netherlands Antilles in equestrian events at the World Championships and the Pan American Games. Her work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. Her novel, The House of Six Doors, launches on February 1, 2011. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, two sons, and three dogs.