The tenth child out of eleven in a 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. She went on to earn her BA in English from the University of St. Thomas, MN. Her favorite stories are those about people on the fringe of society. The ones whose stories are rarely heard. Her experience as a liquor store cashier, a Family Court mediation clerk, and staff member at a juvenile detainment shelter all serve as inspiration for her writing.

A native Minnesotan, she moved to Germany in 2001 where she currently lives in disgustingly beautiful Bavaria with her husband and two teenagers.

Patti is also a former Regional Advisor for SCBWI Germany & Austria and currently volunteers for SCBWI Europolitan as the Mentor Program Coordinator.

She is represented by Hannah Sheppard of DHH Literary.