Patty spends her days writing facts and her nights writing contemporary romantic fiction. A coworker once said if Patty were a super-villain, she’d be called The Quibbler. Her costume would be covered in exclamation points. Fueled by a serious chocolate obsession, a love of bad science-fiction movies, and a weird attraction to exclamation points, Patty looks for ways to mix business with pleasure, mining her day job for ideas to use in her fiction.
Though she’s passionate about happily-ever-afters, her first story wasn’t a romance at all. Penalty Killer, a whodunit, was written on a dare from her oldest son. Though unpublished, it was the subject of so many seventh-grade book reports that year, the English teacher requested a copy and later returned it, covered in red ink.
Ripped from the headlines, Patty’s debut novel, Send, a YA story about a former cyber-bully learning to deal with the suicide he caused with a single thoughtless click, was conceived when her boss suggested she learn about social media. Send was released August, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire.
Patty is a master multi-tasker, squeezing in reading time whenever she can – in the gym, while waiting on long lines and even while cooking dinner.
Patty’s spent the last year trying valiantly to come up with an author branding statement and finding it easier to just write books. Some slogans rejected so far: Love keeps fighting, changing hearts and minds, love makes us strong. If you have a suggestion, email her! Update: Patty has chosen READ | ROAR! | REVEL as her slogan.
Patty is represented by Jennifer Wills of The Seymour Agency. You can contact her through their website. For adaptation rights to novels published prior to 2020, please contact Evan Gregory at The Ethan Ellenberg Agency.