Patricia Barletta always wanted to be a writer. That was right after she realized that becoming a fairy ballerina or a princess wasn't going to happen. But being a writer meant she could go places in her head and be other people as much as she wanted. She could even be a fairy ballerina or a princess! Her stories have always had romance and history in them because she feels that one sparks the other. She doesn't really want to live in the past with no running water, take-out menus, flush toilets, hair dryers or antibiotics, but she thinks it's fun to dream. Besides, swashbuckling pirates and Regency men in their tight, buckskin breeches are hot.
Patricia is an award-winning author and a native of the Boston area. Its history has inspired her writing, and probably influenced her decision to become a high school British Literature teacher so she could pay the bills. She's also been an accounts receivable clerk, a receptionist and telephone operator (before cell phones), head of an elementary school library, and president of a food pantry, not in that order. Long ago, she published three historical romances in another life where she called herself Amy Christopher. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree in Popular Fiction at the fabulous Stonecoast program in Maine, where she met many talented writers, who encouraged her and made her writing better. And now she writes about dark heroes, feisty heroines, magic, and other fantastical things.