Born in Houston, TX; married; children: two. Ethnicity: Caucasian. Education: Rice University, B.A., English history, 1972. Hobbies and other interests: English history and literature, especially Regency period.
Romance Writers of America, RITA Award nomination for The Bumblebroth; two-time Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist; Writers Digest honorable mention, and Publishers Marketing Association silver medallion, both for "Blue Satan" series; Herodotus Award finalist for Best First Historical Mystery.
Capturing Annie, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.
The Birth of Blue Satan, Pemberley Press (Austin, TX), 2001.
The Spider's Touch, Pemberley Press (Austin, TX), 2002.
The Bumblebroth, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2003.
The Parson's Pleasure, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2003.
Other historical romance novels include Sophie's Halloo, A Country Affair, Lord Tom, The Christmas Spirit, Jack on the Box, A Pair of Rogues, and Mistletoe and Mischief.
Patricia Wynn published the comedic pirate romance Capturing Annie in 2000. The book relates the story of a pirate's daughter, Annie Bonney, who is taken prisoner by the noble Captain James Noble. Lori-Anne Cohen, writing for LikesBooks.com, felt that Annie's "lack of common sense and childlike behavior are extremely off-putting," although the critic added that the novel is "fun in spots."
In 2001 Wynn kicked off her "Blue Satan" mystery series with The Birth of Blue Satan. Set amid the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, the novel follows Gideon Viscount St. Mars, a nobleman caught between the Whigs and the Tories and, naturally, between love and loyalty. Framed for murder, Gideon does what all Regency heroes do in such situations: he becomes a highwayman and, as the Blue Satan, plunges into the steamy underworld of thiefdom. At the Whitestone Web site, critic Harriet Klausner declared The Birth of Blue Satan "a winner" "that succeeds because the era, critical to the plot, is so alive readers will believe it is a character." Wynn followed up The Birth of Blue Satan with The Spider's Touch, the second "Blue Satan" novel, in 2002.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
LikesBooks.com,http://www.likesbooks.com/ (June 12, 2001), Lori-Anne Cohen, review of Capturing Annie.
Patricia Wynn Web site,http://www.patriciawynn.com (June 12, 2001).
Whitestone Web site,http://www.whitestone.com/ (June 12, 2001), Harriet Klausner, review of The Birth of Blue Satan.*