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Patricia Loofbourrow was born in southern California and currently lives in Oklahoma. Learning to read at the age of three, she 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 to become a stay-at-home mother to her three small children. After leaving medicine, Patricia Loofbourrow ran one of the first “ask a doctor” patient education websites from 2000-2004.

Patty began writing poetry in her teen years. She 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 - before choosing to self-publish. 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. 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 has an educational website on home edible landscaping.

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Why write?

They say to write what you know. I say write what you don’t know.

I don’t know what it would be like to live on a world which pulls seven gravities, in a culture with 90% men where the ability to sire female children directly influences your status, in a society where being psychic is the norm and those who aren’t are considered disabled, to be non-human on a human world or human on an alien planet.

But I can imagine what it might be like, because we are much alike, Captain, you and I. Imagination is where the magic of writing begins.

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