Richard Padgett writes new memoir amidst ‘Panic Terror’

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Author shares humorous synthesis of life challenged by its many trials

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Panic and terror are the emotions author Richard Padgett feel most strongly when he sits down to write, thus he entitled his first book “Panic Terror” (published by Xlibris). Although apprehensive at first, Padgett was overcome by the desire to capture segments of his life and those that he loves — especially the humor of eccentric relatives and friends — and share a read full of laughter and sensitivity.

A collection of autobiographical poems and stories, the book revolves around the life of Padgett’s friends, family and eccentric southern relatives. It also details his two marriages, the ups and downs of raising six children, building a house, teaching close to 40 years and the everyday bout with life and its trials.

“Life has always been complex, especially today. Raising one's own children in today's society is extremely challenging,” exclaims Padgett. “If you add to that the task of building one's own home and the dynamics of teaching for 36 years with the myriad problems students have, relevance becomes obvious.”

An attempt to synthesize his often humorous life experiences and the holy terror that goes along with the spooky art of writing, “Panic Terror” perfectly captures Padgett’s life memories filled with laughter, love from valuable family and friends.

“Panic Terror”
By Richard Padgett
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499050622
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499050639
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781499050615
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard Padgett grew up in Wilmington, N.C., eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean and two miles from the Cape Fear River. After a stint in the US Army “protecting” his country in Iceland, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following graduation with a degree in English, he and his family moved to California where he taught English for the next three decades. He retired from education in 1998 and lives with his wife, Janice, in the Tehachapi Mountains of California.

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