P. J. Patterson

P. J. Patterson is a former lecturer of English literature, waylaid by a stint as a Washington D.C. foreign policy writer, and eventually returned to university life in Berkeley California, a place with which she confesses to be irrationally in love.

She is a contributor to the Mark Twain Papers Project at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, where she is editor of the newsletter, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Eugene O'Neill Foundation at Tao House. 

Rescue Man is her first novel.  


Portrait by Arturo Torres

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