Patricia Schultheis

Works

St. Bart's Way
Named for a fictional street in Baltimore, this prize-winning short story collection will be published summer 2015 by Washington Writers Publishing House. The stately homes lining St. Bart's Way form the backdrop for an exploration of assumptions, values and middle-class standards.

Skating to Seventy
This personal essay about ice skating won first place award for sports writing from Winnin Writers. It is excerpted from a full-length memoir that's currently in the process of revision

Baltimore’s Lexington Market
Baltimore’s Lexington Market celebrates one of America’s most enduring marketplaces, from its founding on the heels of the Revolution to the present. With nearly 150 photographs, Baltimore’s Lexington Market “is almost a yearbook of the market faces that were once as familiar as a schoolteacher or boss.
--Baltimore Sun

"The Haint"
"The Haint" is the first story in a collection titled St. Bart's Way, which is also the name of a fictional street in Baltimore that was developed during the era of street cars. Told from two perspectives, one of the son of a slave, and the other of a present-day realtor, "The Haint" explores the duplicity undergirding a seemingly firm foundation and the false promise of security.

“The Assembly”
First published in Passages North, "The Assembly" is one of a collection titled St. Bart's Way. It tells the story of Mina, a Holocaust survivor who's living with her son, a physician. When her grandson asks her to speak at his prep school about her experience, Mina relives her experience and the family is thrown into turmoil.

Selected Works

Fiction
Prize winning short story collection. To be published summer 2015 by Washington Writers Publishing House. In one way or another, all the characters in these stories come to question the commitments they have made, the prices they have paid, and the lies they have told to others and to themselves.
Creative nonfiction
Skating to Seventy, an essay using ice skating as a metaphor for life, won first place for nonfiction sports writing from Winning Writers in 2013.
History
A lively and detailed pictorial history that captures the essence of a grand institution.
Short Story
Published in Left Curve in 2006, "The Haint" was a fiction finalist in 2005 for the Iowa Review 2005 fiction contest.
Published in Passages North in 2003, “The Assembly,” is the story of a Holocaust survivor who’s living on St. Bart’s Way.