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 150 book titles in its catalog

Patricia Rockwell



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---centers around 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