Title: Author and Owner (Retired)
Company: L & L Developers, Inc.
Location: Naples, New York, United States
Patricia Ann Engebrecht, Author and Retired Owner at L & L Developers, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives and Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entrepreneurship and authorship.
An acclaimed novelist and poet of more than 50 years, Ms. Engebrecht is the author of several books, including the award-winning book “Under the Hay Stack,” which was nominated for the Newberry Award. Authoring “Promise of the Moonstone” in 1983 and “When Love is Not Enough: Chronicles of LauraJo” in 2012, she has also contributed a plethora of poetry to several publications since the inception of her writing career. Notably, “When Love is Not Enough” received the Pinnacle Achievement of the Year Award in 2012.
As a best-selling novel, “When Love is Not Enough” details the chronicles of a young woman named LauraJo who has borderline personality disorder. Told through the eyes of her journal entries over the course of 10 years between 1976 and 1986, as well as LauraJo’s commentary on the complexities of borderline personality disorder and its effect on human relations, “Love is Not Enough” is a groundbreaking novel that took LauraJo’s mother over 20 years to prepare. Laura-Jo’s journal entries were selected to illustrate the different facets of LauraJo’s personality in various capacities, including her experiences with emotional behavior, humor, sexuality, medical complications and religious beliefs. In addition, LauraJo’s personal artwork, sculptures, poetry and songs, as well as photographs of family and friends, are included in the novel. Borderline personality disorder is defined as a cluster B personality disorder characterized by such symptoms as unstable sense of self, black-and-white thinking, erratic personal relationships, impulsive and/or self-destructive behaviors, fears of abandonment, chronic feelings of emptiness or dissociative tendencies, anger spells and extreme mood swings. “When Love is Not Enough” is available for purchase on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble stores.
Outside of her writing endeavors, Ms. Engebrecht retired in 2000 from a prolific career in entrepreneurship. From 1982 to 2000, she excelled as the president and owner of L & L Developers, Inc., in Victor, New York, having previously served as a secretary for Bendix Aviation from 1959 to 1960 and for Oregon State University from 1955 to 1956. She also served as a freelance writer in Oregon and New York from 1964 to 1975. She maintained membership with the Rochester Home Builders Association, where she sat on the board of directors. Notably, Ms. Engebrecht was active in two Home Arama shows, in which she won a Landscape Award and a Lighting Award.
Ms. Engebrecht is a registered platform tennis instructor and a member of the Tennis Club of Rochester. She was the land developer and home designer of the Tennis Club’s tennis facility. Married to her husband Ronald for more than 65 years, she also has two children, Jeffrey and Kurt, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, journaling, landscaping and gardening.
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