Summer Conference Director: Patricia H. Rushford

Patricia H. RushfordPatricia H. Rushford, OCW Summer Conference Director, has written numerous articles, authored over 45 books, including What Kids Need Most in a Mom, Have You Hugged Your Teenager Today?, and It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Kid. She also writes a number of mystery series: The Helen Bradley Mysteries, The Angel Delaney Mysteries, The McAllister Files and The Jennie McGrady Mysteries. Her latest releases include The Max & Me Mysteries for children. One of her mysteries, Silent Witness, was nominated for an Edgar by Mystery Writers of America and won the Silver Angel for excellence in media. Patricia has a nursing degree and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling. In addition, she conducts writers’ workshops for adults and children and has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows. Email her at

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