Patricia Loofbourrow


Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is an SFF and non-fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like reading on my Android phone with the Kindle app. It's nice when I'm waiting somewhere.
What are you working on next?
Right now, I'm revising book 3 in the Red Dog Conspiracy, The Ace of Clubs. I'm also working on a side story about Morton's timeline (he's here for a reason, and it might not be what you think), and a book set 30 years after the end of the series featuring two of the people who survive all this. That one will be under a pen name as it's a very different genre.
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Where to find Patricia Loofbourrow online

Where to buy in print


Red Dog Conspiracy
1899 years after the Catastrophe, Bridges is run by the Mob. The Red Dog Conspiracy follows the story of 22 year old small-time private eye Jacqueline Spadros beginning from her first major case: the missing little brother of her best friend, whose murder ten years before still haunts her nightmares. The only clue? A Red Dog stamp across the alley from where the boy was last seen. Dodging the man - seemingly mad - who has publicly threatened her life, placating her brutal, sadistic father-in-law, dealing with her feelings about her ex-lover Joseph Kerr, while being married to one of the city's biggest drug lords: Jacqui is a busy woman. Her life is about to get much busier. From the very first page, Jacqui is dragged into a web of lies, secrets, and betrayals which both endangers her life and the lives of those she loves.

The Jacq of Spades

Price: $2.99 USD.


Drawing Thin: A Companion to the Red Dog Conspiracy
Pre-release—available February 28, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,110. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A police constable's obsession with a missing boy and the murders surrounding his disappearance throws him into a collision with the city's ruling crime family.
The King of Hearts: Part 4 of the Red Dog Conspiracy
Series: Red Dog Conspiracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,900. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When a private eye is accused of a crime she didn't commit, help comes from an unexpected source.
Red Dog Conspiracy, Act 1
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 223,880. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A headstrong private eye trapped in an arranged marriage to a mobster is targeted by members of a plot against her Family. Steampunk goes dark in this noir mystery thriller. This box set contains books 1-3 of a 13-part far future steampunk crime fiction series, over 800 pages that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Vulnerable: A Prequel to the Red Dog Conspiracy
Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When Eleanora Bryce finds her husband dead at his own hand, she finds herself trapped between the truth and his mountain of debt. When Eleanora refuses to speak with the constable investigating the case, he suspects her of murder. Eleanora faces prison - or worse - unless she can find a way out of Dickens. But can she bear to return to the city which ruined her husband and murdered her son?
Gutshot: The Catastrophe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
This is how the world ends. This is how it begins. Donald Kerston's life up to now could only be described as a nightmare. But what he wakes up to suddenly becomes much worse. Struggling for his very survival, for the first time he finds friends and a future - only to be confronted with what he never wanted to face: his own terrible past. A 17,000 word prequel in the Red Dog Conspiracy universe.
The Ace Of Clubs: Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy
Series: Red Dog Conspiracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
After financial ruin and zeppelin disaster in the city of Bridges, private eye and mobster's moll Jacqueline Spadros investigates the death of her family friend while planning to escape the city with her lover. But she's called to stand as a witness in the disaster inquest. Will the secrets she's kept - from her husband, her family, her friends, and her city - ruin everything she hoped to achieve?
Easy Edible Landscapes: Add a Beautiful Food Garden to Your Yard in Just 14 Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening
The 31 page no-fluff ebook companion to my Easy Edible Landscapes 14 day self-study course, designed to help you enhance your existing landscaping with beautiful food plants you and your neighbors will love - in less than an hour a day. Find the full course at
The Alcatraz Coup: A Prequel to the Red Dog Conspiracy
Series: Red Dog Conspiracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Three hundred years after Inventor Benjamin Kerr built the domed city of Bridges, King Taylor Kerr's son Polansky assassinates his father then threatens to exterminate half the city. Head Guardsman Xavier Alcatraz and his former history teacher Acevedo Spadros - backed by the notorious Spadros crime family - combine their resources to overthrow the Mad King. A prequel to the Red Dog Conspiracy.
The Queen of Diamonds: Part 2 of the Red Dog Conspiracy
Series: Red Dog Conspiracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Private eye and mobster's moll Jacqueline Spadros, hired by a jewel merchant styling herself "The Queen of Diamonds", finds herself caught up in a web of lies and blackmail. She must dodge the police and her mortal enemy as she unravels the connection between this woman, the partially unsolved case of a kidnapped child, her friend's blackmailer, and the person who threatens her mother's life.
The Jacq of Spades
Series: Red Dog Conspiracy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,240. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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1899 years after the Catastrophe, the city of Bridges is run by the Mob. Private eye and mafia wife Jacqueline Spadros turns down a case too hot to handle - that is, until the scoundrel stalks her.

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