Pati Hailey was born in San Francisco, California, but has lived most of her life in Oklahoma. She writes both fiction and non-fiction and has published articles in newspapers and magazines, including Cricket and Hopscotch. Her first book for children was Te Ata: Oklahoma Cultural Treasure.

Hailey is an Instructional Designer who has written curriculum for large corporations and lesson plans for educational publishers. A seasoned editor, she currently provides editorial services for individuals and companies that includes editing online content, instructional materials, and works-in-progress of writers seeking to improve their manuscripts.