Patricia Lubeck grew up in a small, rural town in southwestern Minnesota. After high school, she attended the University of Minnesota for a year; then trained to become an ophthalmic assistant, working with four prominent ophthalmologists in downtown Minneapolis. A few years later, she moved to California where she received her Associate Degree from Ventura College. In 2005 she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in anthropology, psychology and sociology. She was employed as administrator for a company that investigated workers compensation claims for fraud. In 2005, she returned to Minnesota to assist in the care of her elderly parents. Patricia and her husband purchased a home in Belview, just a few miles from her childhood home in Echo. In 2006, she accepted a position as director of the county museum in Granite Falls, and three years later, became the director of the county museum in Redwood Falls until her retirement in 2018.
Patricia spends time traveling to national parks, museums, and historic sites. The majority of her time is spent researching and writing true crime, murder and mystery stories from Minnesota’s early history. She has been writing since 2009 and published her first book in 2012. All of her books are available on Amazon and Kindle edition – Murder in Gales, A Rose Hanged Twice; Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in Minnesota; Crime and Calamity in Yellow Medicine County; Murder and Madness; Victims of Foul Play; Death by Poison; and Asylum Scandals.