Patricia Gussin Wins USA Best Book Award!

After The Fall

The USA Best Book Awards have been announced, and Patricia Gussin is a WINNER in the category of Fiction: Thriller/Adventure.

From over 2,000 entries submitted overall–the largest number since the USA Book Awards began in 2004–After the Fall rose to the top of its category.

Pat congratulated fellow Oceanview authors who enjoyed  a sweep in this category and in Historical Fiction, Mystery & Suspense, and Best New Fiction. For the full list of results, click here.


New Review for Twisted Justice from Bookpleasures

Patricia Gussin sets her second novel, Twisted Justice on the West Coast of Florida and tells the story of Dr. Laura Nelson, a thoracic surgeon who is married to nightly news anchor on Tampa TV News, Steve Nelson.

As the narrative unfolds, we find Laura coming out of the operating room where unfortunately she could not save the life of a ten-year-old girl who had broken her neck in an auto accident. Apparently, Laura had been called in too late to perform the operation due to the incompetency of the physicians in the ER room. No doubt, there is now the possibility of a malpractice suit against the hospital and that is just the beginning of Laura’s troubles.

When Laura returns home she finds Steve on the couch with his television co-anchor, Kim Connor and you can well-imagine what they were doing particularly that both were undressed.

Furious with her husband’s ill-advised romantic entanglement, she demands that he immediately leave their home. Steve apologizes profusely and tries to convince Laura that it was a onetime fling and there was nothing between him and Kim. Apparently, Steve had felt sorry for Kim as she was recently beaten up by her jealous boyfriend who is a member of the Mafia. Against his better judgment, he invited Kim to come home with him for a drink and some comforting conversation.

The plot thickens when a few days later Kim is found murdered in Steve’s apartment and Laura, who was at the wrong place and wrong time, discovers the body. Not giving it any thought, Laura picked up the gun that was found near Kim’s body, and as it turns out, these were the only fingerprints found on the gun. The police accuse Laura of Kim’s murder and she is now forced to hire a high-priced attorney and his well-qualified team to defend her.

Before this tale is fully told and just when you think you have read all there is to Laura’s terrifying and surreal nightmarish experiences, something else crops up and Gussin throws in some other twists that astonish her readers.

Gussin expertly steers her readers through this tightly written tale as it unfolds with an intriguing cast of characters and achieves an almost flawless rhythm as the narrative rushes to a surprising conclusion. In the end she delivers with her perfect sense of timing all the hair pin turns that you would expect from a first-class thriller.

Norm Goldman


For Norm Goldman’s interview with Pat, click here. 


Pat B&N Grand Rapids
A great signing event with drinks to follow at the Barnes & Noble, Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids. A special occasion as Grand Rapids is Patricia’s hometown. Attended by family, friends from Marywood Academy and Aquinas College. Even Sr Aquinas herself showed up. (Not shown in photo) Grand Rapids has changed so drastically for the better. Not everybody can say that about their home town.

After the Fall, 2nd Launch Party

Patricia Gussin’s second launch party, celebrating the release of After the Fall took place at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA. In attendance were family, friends from the Philadelphia area, including former McNeil and J&J co-workers and former neighbors, local Oceanview authors Merry Jones and John F. Dobbyn, as well as new fans. Pat gave an overview of the Laura Nelson series, of which After the Fall is the fourth and last installment and the group enjoyed great food and of course the incomparable Villa Maria Estate wines of New Zealand.

6 Book Deal For Turkish Translation!

Oceanview Publishing goes global once again! Through the Kalem Agency in Beyoğlu Istanbul, Patricia Gussin has recently signed a 6-book deal with Siyah Beyaz Yayınları for Turkish translation. This includes And Then There Was One, The Test, and her four Laura Nelson thrillers: Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, Weapon of Choice, and Shadow of Death.

After the Fall Launches

after-the-fall-launchPatricia Gussin and guests celebrated the launch of After the Fall, the latest and final book in her Laura Nelson series.

Held at the Senior Friendship center in Sarasota, Fl, where Gussin volunteers her time as a physician, several fans arrived to purchase books and have them personally signed by the author.

The crowd enjoyed food catered by Michael’s on East, and Villa Maria wine produced from the Pat & Bob Gussin’s Oceanview Vineyard grapes.

Gussin spoke about her series of titles and the journey Laura Nelson has taken throughout four titles… She also discussed plans for a new book!