Pat Wambui Ngurukie started writing in 1976. Her second novel, Soldier’s Wife, won 2nd Prize Award in the Commonwealth Countries Writers Awards in 1986. In addition to Soldier’s Wife and Thorns of a Dead Rose, she has written other novels including; I Will Be Your Substitute, Touch Choices, and CEO’s wife. She has also co-authored Following Our Mother’s Footsteps. Pat is now working on children literature.