Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She writes both middle grade fiction and picture books. She has also written four plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. In 2017 her first novel, The List, was published by Sourcebooks. Patricia Forde is represented by the Anne Clarke Literary Agency.
In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of Galway’s famous International Arts Festival. She lives with one husband, two teenagers,and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood.
In her spare time, she collects vintage children's books and reads them late at night.