Patterson has been in the library field for over thirty
years and has worked in the private
sector as well as in public, special, and school libraries.
She has been a judge
for the OC Chapter of the Romance Writers of America Book
Buyer’s Best contest and for the American Christian
Fiction Writers’ Carol Awards. She was the 2011 committee
chair for the California Library Association’s John
and Patricia Beatty Award for children’s literature.
She has spoken annually at San Diego’s ComicCon on
the subject of graphic novels in libraries. She is an unapologetic
fan of genre fiction of all kinds and is a member of two
book discussion groups that ensure she reads widely in