Dorothy Patent

Dorothy Patent

Biography

Longtime Missoula resident and PhD zoologist Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has devoted her career to writing nonfiction for children. Much of her writing has focused on the West and its history (for example, Homesteading, also from Mountain Press) and wildlife (for example, When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone). She enjoyed creating Camas and Sage: A Story of Bison Life on the Prairie, a story about a bison calf born on the American Prairie Reserve.