Author, Patricia L. Atchison has a fondness for writing children's and young adult literature. Her past endeavors include publishing and editing the Canadian Teddy Bear News magazine. Patricia has published two hardcover picture books: Little Blue Penguin, a fun book that helps children learn their colors (ages 2-6); and McKenzie's Frosty Surprise, (ages 4-8), a delightful nature story about a Mallard Duck. Always asked, "How do I write for children?", Patricia wrote: How To Write For Children, An Easy Three Step Guide to Writing Children's Books, to help people learn the craft of writing for kids. Living in the Alberta foothills provides the perfect backdrop for Patricia when thinking up stories for children, especially when the bears go trudging by.