Pat was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, growing up in Tenby, but later emigrated to the United States, where she lived for over forty years before returning to Wales in 2003.
An information scientist by profession, she was a research assistant at Stanford University, California, before working for an international aid organization, providing the necessary technical information for their field projects in developing countries . She also owned her own database development company and very briefly ran a small newspaper on the island of Jamestown, in Rhode Island, in between times writing satirical articles for newspapers. One of her most enjoyable occupations, though, was running a bed and breakfast in Narragansett -- The old Clerk House.
Widely traveled, and an avid sailor and photographer, her life experiences have supplied ample fodder for her novels, both of her most recent, Voyage into Limbo and Hurricane Justice, being selected by the online review site, The Bookbag, as one of their top ten self- published books of 2014 and 2017, while her photographs were used as a backdrop for a presentation given at the New York Public Library in 2009.