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Patricia Rockwell

Patricia Rockwell has spent most of her life teaching. Her Bachelors and Masters degrees are from the University of Nebraska in Speech and her Ph.D. is from the University of Arizona. She was on the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for thirteen years, retiring in 2007.

Her publications are extensive, with over 20 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, several textbooks, and a research book on her major interest area of sarcasm, published by Edwin Mellen Press. In addition to publications, she served for eight years as editor of the Louisiana Communication Journal. Her research focuses primarily on deception, sarcasm, and vocal cues. 

Dr. Rockwell is presently living in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Milt, also a retired educator. The couple has two adult children. SOUNDS OF MURDER is her first novel.

Genres: Mystery
Non fiction