Pati was born in San Francisco but has lived most of her life in Oklahoma. She writes both fiction and non-fiction and has published articles in newspapers and magazines, including Cricket and Hopscotch. Her first book for children is Te Ata: Oklahoma Cultural Treasure.
Pati is an Instructional Designer who has written curriculum for large corporations and lesson plans for educational publishers. A seasoned editor, she currently provides editorial services for individuals and companies that includes editing online content, instructional materials, and works-in-progress of writers seeking to improve their manuscripts.
Pati speaks at schools, libraries, conferences-anywhere people want to learn about writing. She speaks to all ages, tailoring her presentations to the specific audience. Pati discusses the writing process, her published works, and those in progress; facilitates writing workshops geared to writing fiction and memoirs; and leads creative visualizations specifically tailored to writers and illlustrators. For scheduling, pricing and more information about the programs she offers:
When Pati left her corporate career to pursue writing literature for children and young adults, she started pet-setting in others homes. She never knew she’d be fighting off skunks and raccoons at dog doors, dodging spiders in cob-webbed filled basements, holding onto poodles in underground homes during earthquakes, chasing loose donkeys, or soaking in hot tubs that cascade into swimming pools. Here are a few of the pets she's come to love.