Patricia Crisafulli

award-winning author and founder

Patricia Crisafulli is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of, a popular e-literary magazine that features original fiction, essays, and poetry. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northwestern University, where she received the Distinguished Thesis Award in Creative Writing. She was an attendee of the Bread Loaf (Sicily) Writers' Conference. Most recently, Patricia authored a collection of short stories and essays entitled Inspired Every Day, published by Hallmark. In addition, three of her short stories were chosen for the Silver Pen Association’s Write Well Award and published in anthologies featuring award winners. Patricia is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, House of Dimon: How JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). She co-authored, with Andrea Redmond, Rwanda, Inc: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012), which was an Editor’s Choice Book on Amazon, and Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Her first book, written under the name Patricia Commins, was Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance (HCI Books, 1999). A former journalist, Patricia was a correspondent for Reuters America, and has been published in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal,The Christian Science Monitor, and other publications.