Biography

Patrick Hempfing had a 20-year professional career in banking, accounting, and auditing before he became a father at age 44. He is now a stay-at-home dad, husband, and writer.  Patrick’s self-syndicated column, “MoMENts,” has been published more than 500 times in regional parenting magazines across the United States and Canada, and Tribune publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, Carroll County Times, and Capital Gazette.  Publishing Syndicate published one of his stories in Not Your Mother’s Book … On Working for a Living. He has also won numerous writing awards and is Treasurer of the Southeastern Writers Association.

Awards:

2017 Florida Writers Association

MoMENts: A Dad Holds On – semi-finalist in the published, general catch-all genre category of the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition

2014 Southeastern Writers Association

Writers Helping Writers Award (SWA Board of Directors, Sponsor)

Second Place – The Angel Award for Holiday Seasonal Writing
The Most Wonderful Time

Third Place – The Bill Westhead Memorial Award
From My Mouth

Honorable Mention – The Award for Excellence in Inspirational Writing
The List

2013 Southeastern Writers Association

First Place – The Cappy Award for Humor
Dog … Gone!

First Place – The Dr. George L. Sheppard Memorial Award
(poignant true story about a supportive sibling that evokes emotion)
Celebrate

First Place – The Julie L. Cannon Award
(writing which exemplifies the southern spirit)
Jesus and Mama

First Place – The Very Merrie Bosom Buddy Award
(poignant true story about writer’s best friend that evokes emotion)
Wife or Dog

First Place – The Bill Westhead Memorial Award
(short story about a life-shaping event in the writer’s childhood)
Being There

Third Place – The Award for Excellence in Inspirational Writing
Pink Bunny

2012 Southeastern Writers Association

Honorable Mention – The Hal Bernard Memorial Award for Nonfiction
A Father’s Pride

2011 Southeastern Writers Association

Honorable Mention – Young Child and Juvenile Writing Award
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Memberships:

Southeastern Writers Association, Treasurer

Florida Authors & Publishers Association

Florida Writers Association

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists

The National At-Home Dad Network

Friends of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library

Friends of the Arts, Averitt Center for the Arts

Parenting Media Association (PMA) Writers Directory

Media Kit

Bio (140 characters)

Patrick Hempfing is a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad, international columnist, and author of MoMENts: A Dad Holds On, the first book in the Holding On series.

Short Bio (50 words)

Patrick Hempfing is a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad, international columnist, speaker, and author of MoMENts: A Dad Holds On, the first book in the Holding On series. As an award-winning nonfiction writer, Patrick uses humor and inspiration to celebrate the joys and challenges of fatherhood.

Medium Bio (100 words)

Patrick Hempfing is a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad, international columnist, speaker, and author of MoMENts: A Dad Holds On, the first book in the Holding On series. As an award-winning nonfiction writer, Patrick uses humor and inspiration to celebrate the joys and challenges of fatherhood.

Patrick shows that parenting is a lot like giving birth – there is a lot of pressure, but also tremendous joy – and focused breathing techniques are useful long past the delivery.  Although Patrick may wish for an epidural to block the “contractions” of stress and worry, he loves being a father.  His stories remind readers to make the most of every moment.

Long Bio (200 words)

Patrick Hempfing is a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad, international columnist, speaker, and author of MoMENts: A Dad Holds On, the first book in the Holding On series. As an award-winning nonfiction writer, Patrick uses humor and inspiration to celebrate the joys and challenges of fatherhood.

In MoMENts:  A Dad Holds On, author Patrick Hempfing shares a former CPA turned stay-at-home dad’s hilarious and poignant moments as he tries to hold on to his precocious child.  Patrick conquers the day-to-day challenges of daddy-daughter chaos while embracing the pockets of love, joy, and happiness that make fatherhood exhilarating.

Patrick shows that parenting is a lot like giving birth – there is a lot of pressure, but also tremendous joy – and focused breathing techniques are useful long past the delivery.  Although Patrick may wish for an epidural to block the “contractions” of stress and worry, he loves being a father.  His stories remind readers to make the most of every moment.

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