Patsy was born on the outskirts of Birmingham, England, and has lived in Norway and America before moving to Argyll in 2006. She has been a professional storyteller for almost 25 years and a writer of poetry and stories and magazine articles for just as long.
Patsy loves to tell stories from all parts of the world to a wide range of ages and often draws on her wide knowledge of plants to bring plant mythology to the fore. Patsy has organised storytelling events for people with mental health and physical difficulties and run poetry and storytellling workshops in schools as well as festivals around Scotland, England and as far away as Slovakia.
Her own stories and poems have been featured at The Oxford International Women's Festival, Kilmartin Literature Festival, Isle of Luing Geopoetic Centre Symposium. She has had an exhibition of paintings by artist Dot Smyth (Oxford/Belfast) supporting the performance of her story St Philibert and the Devil and series of poems at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. She initiated and organised the annual 'Root and Branch' Storytelling Festival, Oxfordshire, for people with mental health difficulties. Patsy has had her stories featured on BBC Radio Oxford and local Argyll FM radio. A few years ago her research and writing was installed as permanent recordings at the Vegetable Kingdom Museum, Coventry. Before moving to Scotland Patsy was a regular writer in garden magazines and featured regularly on local radio, Rugby, and is published in an encyclopedia of Organic Gardening