Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana, to th hildren ’ s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and the developed an interest in folklore and history. When she went to rea anothe ook of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her wif, parent, and six horses and writes full time, uch to the delight of her fans.