Residents of Bethlehem, Patricia Pasda and Maryann DiEdwardo are authors and illustrators of non-fiction and fiction works acceptable for all ages. Their hands on art and writing books such as The Horse Keeper: The Healing Gifts of Painting and Writing about Horses are collections of remembrances based on nature with themes of horses and dogs as guides. When their father’s illness forced his relocation to a nursing home, Patti and Maryann turned to art. When Patti was diagnosed with cancer, she survived the cancer treatments through painting and writing. Visit us at or to read about our many works which include The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, My Appaloosa, Inspiration Through Writing, The Art of Trees, Horses about Hope, Writing Based on History, and a series of fiction works called Pennsylvania Voices which inspire through a combination of fact and fiction “to inform and entertain” according to local librarian Gloria Bellas.