About Patricia Crisafulli
I have authored or co-authored four nonfiction books and am now at work on my first volume of short stories and essays to be published by Hallmark in spring 2014. I am also a blogger for Huffington Post on creativity and purpose, for its Huff Post/50 page.
I am a recipient of the Distinguished Thesis Award from Northwestern University for my novel-in-progress, The Cross of Siena. I hold a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, fiction concentration, from Northwestern.
My first book, Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance (HCI 1999 – under the name Patricia Commins) guides women who have lost their mothers on a journey of understanding their mothers from a new perspective–as the women who came before them.
I am also the author of House of Dimon: How JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial Industry (Wiley, 2009), which placed on the New York Times Extended Bestseller List and was favorably reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
In addition, I am the co-author, with Andrea Redmond, of Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became a Model for the Developing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), which explores the turnaround of Rwanda after the genocide and its economic transformation. Andrea and I are also co-authors of Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms (2010).
In my “other” writing world, I have collaborated as a writer and creative advisor on nearly twenty books on topics such as business leadership, investment, leadership, career development, literacy, and human capital.
As a speaker, I have presented workshops on writing at the University of Wisconsin’s Writers Insitute and Minnesota State (Mankato)’s Women & Spirituality, and have been a featured speaker at Heartland Spa and the Executives Club of Chicago.