Patricia Loofbourrow

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Patricia Loofbourrow was born in southern California and currently lives in Oklahoma. Learning to read at the age of three, she grew up on Heinlein, Bradbury, and Asimov, and found at an early age that she loved science.

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona then an MD from Rush University, Dr. Loofbourrow practiced family medicine for ten years before becoming a stay at home mom in 2000. After leaving medicine, Patricia Loofbourrow ran one of the first “ask a doctor” patient education websites from 2000-2004.

Patty wrote her first novel during the 2005 National Novel Writing Month, going on to write eight novels, four novellas, and well over 100 short stories, mostly speculative fiction. S
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Patricia Loofbourrow The absolute best thing about being a writer is when someone really LOVES your work. Like the other day I was at an event and this woman came up, read…moreThe absolute best thing about being a writer is when someone really LOVES your work. Like the other day I was at an event and this woman came up, read the blurb on the back, and literally began JUMPING up and down squealing - and said, "I have to have this!"

(this happens at least once at every event and I love it!)

The second best thing is when someone reads your work and really GETS it, even if they don't go crazy about it. They get what you're doing and it touched them or made them think or engaged them in some way. That is very cool.(less)
Patricia Loofbourrow My father disappeared for nine months when I was in college. We got a call that he was in LA in the ICU at the Veteran's Hospital there. I never got a…moreMy father disappeared for nine months when I was in college. We got a call that he was in LA in the ICU at the Veteran's Hospital there. I never got a good answer as to what happened or where he was all that time, and he never regained consciousness. Someone searching for what happened might make an interesting story.(less)
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An update on The King of Hearts (and changes in 2018)!

I’ve finished the first draft of The King of Hearts: Part 4 of the Red Dog Conspiracy. But completing a first draft is just the beginning. Over the first 7 months of 2018 I’ll be doing research, writing more scenes, moving scenes around, and making this into another great book you’ll be thrilled to read.


Want to catch up with the series? I’ve put the entire set of my books so far into one Kindle bo

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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
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"This story is a stunning example of steampunk and noir combined. The main character is a perfect combination of femme fatale and private investigator in the noir genre and I loved seeing her come to life on the page. There is adventure, intrigue and " Read more of this review »
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"Definitely different. Short stories on strange worlds with some even stranger critters. Good descriptions. I liked the story of Queen Alon and her solution for a bold suitor."
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"There was an album long ago entitled Everything You Knoow IsWrong...and that is how I felt after the delicious twists turns and revelations concerning our by now beloved characters. An outstanding read and a cliff hanger that makes us impatient after" Read more of this review »
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