• The tenth child out of eleven in family that took in hundreds of foster kids, Patti Buff learned early that if she wanted some peace and quiet she better put her nose in a book. A native Minnesotan, she’s lives in disgustingly beautiful Germany with her husband and two teenagers. Her YA novel REQUIEM was recently featured in the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices 2016 anthology.


  • I have always been drawn to underdogs. Comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Ok, not really. It comes from growing up and sharing my home, my life and sometimes even my parents with children whose own lives were such a mess they needed special help to weather the storms. 

    The kids that came through my home are still some of the strongest people I know. Because when life handed them lemons, they smiled. And moved on. 

    Those are the people I want to write about.