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..
Beauty and the Beast
Translated and retold by H. Chuku Lee. “Lushly detailed paintings. The retelling is crisp, the drafting is skillful, and the compositions are dramatic."- The Horn Book
Harvey Moon, Museum Boy2008
Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale2002
Talking with Adventurers1998
C is for City1995
Talking with Artists Vol. 21995
Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon!1994
Talking with Artists1992