Patricia Ross currently lives in a mining town, Barbil, in Orissa, India. She is an English Teacher and has a distinguished career in teaching Literature and Language to the Senior Secondary children for over three decades. She has been awarded 'The Best Citizen,' Award, for helping the illiterate women who aspire to read and write and also helping in educating children who are school dropouts and socially neglected. She is well versed in Odissi and singing. She is a voracious reader and an insatiable poet. she is passionate about writing poetry. Although published a few times abroad, this is her maiden venture in India.