Our Mission

The goal of Cozy Cat Press is to produce the best in cozy (or "gentle") mysteries. Our books are produced primarily for adults, but teens are certainly capable of reading them and may enjoy the "puzzle" elements of the plot along with the often quirky characters.

What We've Achieved

  • Founded in 2010 by editor and publisher Patricia Rockwell

  • Over 50 authors

  • Over 200 book titles in its catalog


Patricia Rockwell,


Dr. Rockwell has an extensive background in academia and publishing. She served for two years as editorial assistant at Communication Monographs, the top journal in the field of Communication studies. She edited and published the Louisiana Communication Journal for eight years. Many of her research studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has produced two college textbooks along with one scholarly book on sarcasm.

Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from the University of Nebraska and her doctorate is from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Rockwell resides in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband, also a retired educator.

Dr. Rockwell pens two cozy mystery series.  Her Pamela Barnes acoustic mysteries feature a Psychology professor and acoustics expert who uses her knowledge of sound to solve murders in her small southern community.  Her second series--the Essie Cobb senior sleuth mysteries---features 90-year-old Essie Cobb, retirement home resident and amateur sleuth.  This second series is more light-hearted than the first, and Rockwell has based Essie on her own mother who was similarly feisty and spent her last years in a retirement home


Jaimie Patterson,

Acquisitions Editor

Jaimie discovered her love for books at an early age, largely thanks to public libraries and after-school programs like Battle of the Books. She's excited to be working in the publishing field and hopes to one day write her own books. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in writing and computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

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Mario Sakran,

Marketing Coordinator and Consultant

A staff writer and copy editor for a fiction magazine, Mario has had 94 items published with 32 different publishers, including a collection of poetry, First Try. He’s also self-published an eBook of poems with explanations. Mario holds a B.S. in economics as well as an MBA.

You can check out his website at www.msakran.com and his blog at msakran.wordpress.com.

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Melissa Brooks, Editorial Assistant

Melissa has loved to read since early childhood—her favorite genres being fantasy and mystery. This later turned into an interest in the publishing industry. This interest led her to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in English and the hope of one day being an editor.