It is with great sadness to fans from around the world that beloved author,
activist, and pioneer long-distance runner, Patricia Nell Warren, lost her
battle with cancer in the early hours of Saturday February 9th 2019 in
Santa Monica, CA.
would like to thank everyone for the amazing and heart-warming
messages that continue to pour in via email and social media from all who
loved her. It is evident from those messages that she touched the lives of
countless people globally.
In the weeks just prior
to Warrens' passing, she was able to put the finishing touches on the 4th
and final book in The Front Runner
series. The Front Runner
(originally published in 1974), along with its two sequels,
Harlan’s Race (1994) and
Billy’s Boy (1997), have all
enjoyed a huge following. How fortunate her fans are that Warren has left us
with a cherished gift of a final sequel to the series. Warren expended
tremendous energy while fighting cancer to make sure this book was
completed. It was her last labor of love and a gift to all of us.
had the dream of producing versions of her novels for film and television
and that dream is still very much alive. The estate is actively
working on setting up The Front Runner as well as her other novels for
Warren was a pioneer in becoming a self-publisher in 1994 through the
formation of Wildcat Press. Wildcat Press will continue to operate under the
loving care of her estate.
Patricia's books can be purchased on the publishing company's
Wildcat Press as well as Amazon.com, however,
puchasing them from
Wildcat Press avoids us from paying 60% to
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