Patrice Lyle grew up in Astoria, Oregon where she watched several movies being filmed in her neighborhood; such as The Goonies, Free Willy and Kindergarten Cop. Seeing these stories “come to life” at a young age instilled in her a great love of story telling. When she was nineteen, she embarked upon a European adventure to work as a nanny in Amsterdam with her sister; a trip that ended up being the greatest story of all. She returned home and eventually earned an MA in Writing Popular Fiction and a graduate degree in Holistic Nutrition. She now lives near Baltimore with her husband and three cats, where she divides her time between her two passions in life: helping people get healthy and writing YA paranormal novels.