Pat is the author and/or illustrator of over 35 books for young readers. She also edited the award-winning series, Talking With Artists, which profiles prominent children's book illustrators.
Her Children’s Book classes at Parsons and Pratt list a growing number of notable illustrator/authors among their graduates. Along with visiting schools, universities and organizations to speak about children’s books, she conducts a summer Children’s Book Boot Camp that brings writers and illustrators together with top editors and art directors from major publishing houses.
Pat serves on the boards of The Authors Guild, The Authors League Fund, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She is also a member of The Writers Guild of America, East.
Her latest book, Beauty and the Beast (HarperCollins, 2014), was translated from the original French and retold by her husband Chuku Lee..