Pat LaMarche, an award-winning broadcaster and journalist, has spent a lifetime traveling around the world and across the nation telling the tales of ordinary folks living through unimaginable hardship. Her two non-fiction books, Left Out in America and Daddy,What’s the Middle Class?, exposed the harsh realities of life for the impoverished American and their ongoing struggle to survive. Frustrated by a lack of change, this social justice warrior stepped out in front of the pen and microphone to run for office and change things herself. In 2004, LaMarche took on both Dick Cheney and John Edwards as the Green Party’s vice-presidential candidate.
Fascinated by history, LaMarche and her children lived in Europe while she pursued a graduate degree at the University of Amsterdam. LaMarche’s first novel, Magic Diary, combines her passion for learning with her keen insight into the American healthcare system.