Patricia was raised in a small town in New Zealand. From the age of five she rode horses which her family owned and trained, often winning prizes in the local horse shows. During her early life, her parents had lived off the land, initially share-milking and later as horticulturalists. During the school holidays, Patricia and her various horses were regular visitors to neighbouring farms. She remembers the friendly farm dogs, waking with roosters at dawn and picking the wild blackberries to be served with fresh cream straight from the cows. She loved the rural life and even when her family moved to the town, she continued to spend her holidays on the farms with the horses and animals she loved.
After completing her nursing studies and qualifying as a Registered Nurse, Patricia spent six years abroad, living in Australia and Europe doing a variety of jobs between her nursing roles. She returned home to start a family and now resides in on the Hibiscus Coast of New Zealand where she has retired. Instead of just reading fiction, she is fulfilling her passion of writing fictional novels.