​I was a reader long before I became a writer.

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 several "previously known as" countries: Croatia, previously known as part of Yugoslavia; Poland, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, previously know as Soviet Satellites. I wrote numerous reports that people had to read because their jobs required it. Now, I write mysteries. I hope to entertain people and, perhaps, atone for all those dry documents.

​ 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.

​​​If you have comments or questions for me, or if your book club is reading one of my books, please contact me using the form below. I'll respond to emails and would be delighted to talk to your book club via Skype, or if I'm in the neighborhood, in person.