Patricia started writing at the age of ten. Her first works were plays in which she forced her friends to act. After living in France and Ireland for a while she eventually married and had three children. When her two sons and daughter were little, Patricia published fourteen books for children including The String Family. When her children grew up, she began to write adult books and plays and travel journalism. And this she still does, but with a young granddaughter now, she has returned to the magical world of children's stories.