Patricia received her Master’s in Library Science from Emporia State University’s Utah Cohort, luckily meeting a man in her first class who became her husband, thus receiving an MRS as well as the MLS in the program.  She has two grown daughters, two grandchildren and the afore-mentioned husband.  She has lived in Provo for 30 years and participated widely in both writing and literary organizations, including the Utah Children’s Literature Association responsible for the Beehive Awards, Utah’s children’s choice awards.