Patricia Loofbourrow

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling

Science Fiction Author

Dark, vibrant tales of intrigue.

Stories with thrilling new worlds and rich complex cultures, featuring authentic people living remarkable lives, which keep you guessing until the very end.

Latest Posts

Several new things for you

Hey, everyone! It's been extremely busy the past few weeks, but I wanted to let you know what has been going on lately: First, The Ace of Clubs: Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy is out and in stores! It's available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats. You may have to ask them to order it for you in brick and mortar bookstores, but it should be everywhere else [...]

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A special offer (The Ace of Clubs)!

I've just sent out ebook copies of The Ace of Clubs: Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy to those people who early-bird pre-ordered the ebook copy and forwarded me their receipt. Wow! It's a crazy feeling, knowing my book is already out there :) But what if you missed that? Don't worry - I have a special offer for you. If you pre-order the ebook copy of The Ace of Clubs a [...]

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More genealogy!

I've updated The Alcatraz Coup's back matter with several genealogy charts, including the one I showed you a couple of weeks ago! So I thought I better share them with you here too. :) These show how the characters in The Alcatraz Coup are related to those in the Red Dog Conspiracy series. If you're a hobbit lover of genealogies like me, you'll find these a lot of fun. Si [...]

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How I got 50 book reviews on Amazon

I just 50 book reviews on Amazon! (actually, I'm up to 51) Authors asking about how to get book reviews, begging for book reviews, and so on, are fairly common out there. I did the same thing until I found out how to do it. Now I rarely ask for reviews, and they're appearing without me even asking for them! But it took me a long time to get to this point, and I'm writing [...]

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How to write a book review

Want to know how to write a book review for something you read? Well, it's really easy. Here's what you do: Write a couple of sentences about what you thought the book was about. Just a couple sentences. Don't tell the ending or give away spoilers. Pretend you're trying to get your friend to buy the book, and they're in a hurry, but they ask "what's it about?" What did [...]

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Hannibal Lecter

This week, I'm participating in The Great Villain Blogathon (never fear, it's just this week) - and my contribution is to discuss one of the most frightening villains of all time: Dr. Hannibal Lecter. A brilliant multi-lingual psychiatrist, a consummate gourmet cook, an aficionado of the arts, Dr. Lecter has a horrifying secret: he's a serial killer who has his victims for d [...]

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