Patricia Loofbourrow was born in southern California in 1962. She began writing poetry in her teen years, and wrote her first
novel during the 2005 National Novel Writing Month, going on to write
ten novels, four novellas, and well over 100 short stories, mostly
speculative fiction. She became a USA Today and NY Times best-selling author in February 2017 with her debut novel The Jacq of Spades as part of the Dark Humanity science fiction and fantasy box set.
Patricia Loofbourrow grew up on
Heinlein, Bradbury, and Asimov, and found at an early age that she loved
science. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry
from Cal Poly Pomona then an MD from Rush University, Dr. Loofbourrow
practiced family medicine for ten years before changing careers in 2000
due to disability.
After leaving medicine, Patricia Loofbourrow ran one of the
first “ask a doctor” patient education websites from 2000-2004. She has been a long-time member of the Forward
Motion Forums, and was the founder of Fifty Word Fiction on DeviantArt.
She has worked as a freelance non-fiction writer and editor since 2000, and currently
lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.