Here's a kid-friendly easy-to-read bio of Pat Brisson.
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You can read her essay "Writing for Children: One Author's Experience" which was included in the book Ways of Knowing: Literature and the Intellectual Life of Children, editied by Kay E. Vandergrift (1996). In it, Pat discusses why she writes, where she gets her ideas from and the process of writing her first few books. You can read the essay here.
Also, see the entry in SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR, Volume 133, pages 13-15 and the autobiography feature in the same volume, pages 16-28
Pat coordinates Project Storybook, a program at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, NJ, which allows incarcerated mothers to select, record and mail books and CDs to their children. She was honored to receive the N. J. Governor's Volunteer Award in Human Services for this project. You can read more about Project Storybook here.