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Patricia Curtis Pfitsch (1948-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings, Work in Progress

Born 1948, in St. Louis, MO; Education: Knox College, B.A., 1970; University of Georgia, M.A., 1974.


Agent—George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic, 65 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012.

Patricia Curtis Pfitsch

Freelance writer, 1970—. Carl Sandburg Community College, Galesburg, IL, instructor and librarian, 1978-80; Institute of Children's Literature, instructor, 1992—. Member of North Crawford School Board, 1989-92, 1998-2001.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (assistant regional advisor, 1993-2000), Authors Guild, Council for Wisconsin Writers.


Keeper of the Light, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.

The Deeper Song, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.

Westward to Oregon, illustrated by John English, Rigby Education (Austin, TX), 2000.

Riding the Flume, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.


Contributor of stories, including "Soldier of Peace," "Inside Looking Out," and "Stormy Waters," to magazines, including Highlights for Children, Cricket, Sunshine, and Wee Wisdom.

Several novels, with settings including New York State's Hudson River valley at the time of the American Revolution and Ireland in the fifth century B.C.

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