Patricia C. Wrede was born in Chicago on March 27, 1953. She graduated from Carleton College in 1974, with a degree in biology. She worked for several years as a financial analyst and accountant, writing books on the side. After the sucess of her first few Lyra books, she took up writing children's fantasy full time in 1985. At that time she already had had five books published.
Most of her books are 'serious' fantasy (as opposed to comic), but she is probably best known for her Dealing with Dragons and the other Enchanted Forest books. They are humorous, and good light reading, but not silly. They're a good bet for kids who like Harry Potter (and adults too, of course). Most of her other books are well-written Regency fantasies.
Shadow Magic, 1982.
Daughter of Witches, 1984.
The Harp of Imach Thyssel, 1985.
Caught in Crystal, 1987.
The Raven Ring, 1994.
Shadows Over Lyra, 1997.
The Chronicles of the Enchanted Forest
Talking To Dragons (Dragonsbane, in UK), 1985. (Now fourth in the series).
Dealing with Dragons, 1990.
Searching For Dragons (Dragon Search, in UK), 1991.
Calling on Dragons, 1993.
Cecelia and Kate (with Caroline Stevermer)
Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot), 1988
The Grand Tour (or The Purloined Coronation Regalia), 2004
The Mislaid Magician (or Ten Years After), 2006
Magic and Malice
Mairelon the Magician, 1991
Magician's Ward, 1997
(These two have been published together in one volume under both the names Magic and Malice and also A Matter of Magic)
Star Wars Jr. Novelizations
Star Wars, Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 1999
Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones, 2002
Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2005
The Seven Towers, 1984
Snow White and Rose Red, 1989
Thirteenth Child, 2009
Book of Enchantments, 1996.
Inclueds Utensile Strength, an Enchanted Forest story.