Patty lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes both Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has published over 15 novels and has sold short stories to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Patty was trained as a agricultural scientist, and if you look behind her stories, you will find bits of science sprinkled throughout.
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What do you read for pleasure?
Space opera and hard science fiction, also a bit of fantasy. I love writers like Kim Stanley Robinson, C.J. Cherryh, Sean Williams, Stephen Baxter, Robin Hobb and Glenda Larke. I know that's a varied bunch. This is how I tick. I also read a lot of non-fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My little Kobo Touch. In all honesty, I'm not too fussed about technological preferences as long as companies don't make it hard for me to read what I want whenever I want.
Deadly creatures, hostile climate, and that is just the scenery.
For many years, mysterious things have happened on the ice world of Tamer, but when a scientist goes missing from Barresh thought to be on Tamer, Cory is forced to take the issue by the horns.
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After many years of indecision, Earth finally faces the referendum, whether they will join gamra, the organisation that governs the FLT space travel network. Much is at stake, but the people who are against join forces to thwart Cory Wilson's ten-year efforts to bring Earth into the future.
Book 2 in the series.
The world is under increasing threat from icefire, but no one is watching the skies. No one is tallying up the disasters. No one is searching for the source of icefire, even though it will kill the whole world if left unchecked.
A businessman from Earth goes missing on an alien world. Foul play, but by whom? Former Nations of Earth representative Cory Wilson is roped into helping solve the case, which proves much more complicated than he anticipated.
The Aghyrian ship that left over 50,000 years ago has come back. Where have they been, who have they met and what do they want? By isolating the captain from the ship, Cory hopes to neutralise it, but the captain is a manipulative bastard who will stop at nothing to re-capture his home planet.
Melati escaped New Jakarta space station when it fell into Allion's hands. Her family was left behind the enemy lines.
She signed up for active duty with the International Space Force in the hope they would liberate the station. Instead, they chose to maintain a crippling siege that has lasted for ten months.
The siege is about to break and war will begin.
Book 4 in the series. Johanna and her companions return to Saardam, where the fire wizard rules. They don't have a magician strong enough to defeat him, and plan on living in hiding until they find someone. Unfortunately, things don't work out that way.
For years, a dictator has ruled the mountain city of Miran. Actions by outsiders have failed to unseat him, but must the nail in his coffin really come from a young woman whose only weapon is that she directs the state theatre?
The second book in the saga. Johanna, Prince Roald, Nellie and Loesie have been captured by bandits. Touched by evil magic, Loesie behaves ever stranger and may be a danger to attempts to escape. Every step they take brings them closer to the duke who is said to be the source of evil. Is he the necromancer who has burned all of Saardam?
Johanna sees the past when she touches anything made of wood. A basket made of twigs tells her that an attack on the port city of Saardam is imminent. As daughter of a rich merchant, she belongs to a class where it is forbidden to speak of magic, she can't warn anyone. Worse, it seems that the attack is in response to something done by the royal family.
To keep her position as interplanetary Trader, Mikandra needs to prove her employer's innocence. Instead, she discovers secrets that explain her people's history and threaten the foundations of her proud nation.
The continuation of the Icefire Trilogy. After the explosion destroyed the City of Glass, Loriane is in a convoy of refugees heading towards neighbouring Chevakia, a country deeply hostile to them, while Tandor is still bewitched and can't tell her why he wants her unborn child.
When Jessica ends up on a strange world, she knows it's not an accident, even though locals pretend it is. But two men are telling her different versions of what happened and why they want her, and with no knowledge of the world, she has to figure out who is right.