PATRON, Susan. American, b. 1948. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Los Angeles Public Library, children's librarian, 1972-79, senior children's librarian, 1979-. Served on Caldecott Committee of the American Library Association; taught courses in children's literature. Member of the board of advisors, KCET public television's Storytime. Publications: Burgoo Stew, illustrated by Mike Shenon, Orchard Books, 1991; Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin, illustrated by Shenon, Orchard Books, 1992; Bobbin Dustdobbin, illustrated by Shenon, Orchard Books, 1993; Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, illustrated by Dorothy Donahue, Orchard Books, 1993; Dark Cloud Strong Breeze, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books, 1994. Contributor to Expectations, an anthology for blind children published in Braille, 1992, 1993, 1994. Children's book reviewer, School Library Journal and Five Owls. Member of the board of advisors, L.A. Parent magazine.