The first novel in The Pastor and The Professor mystery series has been published, and the second book is ready for editing.

Cast Me Not Away, the first in the series, takes place on the campus of Emerick College and introduces the M&Ms: Ruthalice Michaels, Campus Minister and Clifford P. Mowry Ph.D., Malacologist. In Day of Trouble, the connection between a stalker on campus and a drowned man flows through the campus minister who must figure out how the two are related.

You can purchase Cast Me Not Away online at You can also find it in the Lighthouse Christian Publishing Catalog which can be downloaded from

Patricia Thomas is a regular contributer to "Fruit of the Vine", a daily devotional series published by Barclay Press.