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Patricia Carney

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Patricia Carney, a writer and poet, lives along the south shore of Lake Michigan, Cudahy, Wisconsin. Throughout the Midwest, Patricia Carney, a writer, and poet, has received wide publication, including four poetry collections. Kelsay Press published her most recent work, "A Kayak is my Church Pew," in 2021. She is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the South Shore Poets. Carney has also written fictional stories on the theme Women Coming of Age. In 2019, she released her first novel, Community Service on Planet Wierdo. This is her second novel exploring the same theme. Carney is uniquely qualified to write about adoption, having worked as an attorney for thirty years representing mothers and newborns, including as court-appointed Guardian ad Litem. She served on bar committees exploring new rights developed around private adoptions and surrogacy. Carney is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association. (Jursik is her professional name, writing under her maiden/pen name).

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