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. Her favorite stories are those about people on the fringe of society. Those whose stories when heard are rarely believed. 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 family.

Patti’s newest project, The Ice Beneath Me, earned a honorable mention for the New Voices Award at the 2019 Capital Crime Festival in London.

She is represented by Hannah Sheppard of DHH Literary.