Patricia Nell Warren Estate

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Beloved author, activist, and pioneer long-distance runner, Patricia Nell Warren lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of Saturday February, 9th in Santa Monica, CA. 

Patricia exhausted all financial resources on medical treatments in her battle with cancer. She had intended to use that money to cover the publishing costs of her new book, the fourth novel in The Front Runner series she worked tirelessly to finish just weeks prior to her passing, and for further printings of her prior works such as Harlan's Race, Billy's Boy, The Wild Man, The Beauty Queen, Lavender Locker Room,  My West, and several others.

Wildcat Press needs your help to cover these costs estimated to be in excess of $10,000 – and to sustain the publishing company that was her life’s work. 

This donation page has been set up to cover these costs, continue her legacy, as well as realizing her dream of bringing her novels to film and television. Your contribution of any amount would be deeply appreciated as there are many upfront publishing costs.

These books have helped combat the fear and loneliness of generations of people, and have also created a family of Front Runner organizations in over 20 countries and around the world.

Her most celebrated book, The Front Runner, was written in 1974 when the LGBTQ community was being persecuted around the world. Sadly, there are many countries where that is still true.

Imagine her latest book being placed into the hands of someone who feels afraid and alone, because they are gay, transgender, or questioning – and how that book – or a first reading of prior books, could touch a person in the way that The Front Runner touched you and millions of other readers. 

Patricia was a pioneer in becoming a self-publisher in 1994 through the formation of Wildcat Press. Wildcat will continue to operate under the loving care of her estate. 

We would like to thank everyone for the amazing and heart-warming messages that continue to pour in from all who loved her. It is evident from those messages that she touched the lives of countless people globally.

If you could please ask friends, fans, Front Runner groups, and fellow bibliophiles to assist with this fundraising drive, we would greatly appreciate it. Please share this link for donations to The Patricia Nell Warren Fund. 

Contributions large and small are dearly appreciated as they will help keep Patricia Nell Warren’s legacy alive.





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