I was a reader long before I became a writer.


     My home is full of books, and if I'm not writing, there is probably a book in my hand. As a child, I read under the covers with a flashlight when my parents thought I was sleeping. Or maybe they were just happy to have me quiet.


     Despite sleep deprivation, I managed degrees from Duke and UNC and a career as an economist, working both in the US and in "previously known as" countries. Croatia, previously known as part of Yugoslavia; Poland, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, previously know as Soviet Satellites or Republics. I wrote numerous reports that people had to read because their jobs required it. Now, I write mysteries that I hope will entertain people and perhaps atone for all those dry  economic documents.

     My first three mysteries, the Claire Marshall trilogy, were initially published as e-books and are now also available in hard copy. One of my short stories, Nor Death Will Us Part, is in the Black Coffee anthology noir.  My latest book, working title Two Weeks In Geary, introduces a new protagonist. Susan Randolph is a paralegal/investigator specializing in capital cases. Two Weeks in Geary was a top ten finalist for 2016's Killer Nashville Claymore Award and will, I hope, be published in 2017.

​     If I'm not reading or writing, I'm hanging out with the grandkids or exploring San Francisco, the fabulous city that is my new home. You can find me on Facebook as Patricia Dusenbury and on Twitter, where I'm shortened to PatriciaDusenbu, which is what happens when you have a long name.