P-C: Who or what has had the biggest influence on your career?
Patricia: This may sound strange, but I feel like the biggest thing was getting a cancer diagnosis. I was always a singer. I did a lot of singing, choir, and a lot of different things. But I didn’t write my first song until I received an ovarian cancer diagnosis. That was sixteen years ago. That was the wake-up call that propelled me to start writing songs. It was something I’d always wanted to do, but I just didn’t do it. I was scared. I didn’t think I could. I had all these reasons, but it was finally what got me to do something that I always wanted to do. That’s why I have a career as a songwriter now.