Patricia Zoratti, a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, was born with a scuba tank on her back and a tennis racquet in her hand. After thirty-five years of collecting tropical fish underwater and smashing forehands, she discovered a new world above sea level that stole her heart—the wilds of the woods.
A single trip to the Laurentian mountains of Canada, and she traded in her scuba tank and tennis shoes for hiking boots and a camper. Now an avid outdoor enthusiast, she has solo backpacked many trails in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, California, Africa, the Carolinas, Vermont, and Canada. On a more daily basis she can be found tromping along in the Everglades, located in her back yard, where amongst the cattails and saw grass, most of Maddie Kane was written.