Cozy Cat Press was founded in 2010 by editor and publisher Patricia Rockwell. The goal of Cozy Cat Press is to produce the best in cozy (or "gentle") mysteries. Today, the company boasts over 40 authors with over 120 book titles in its catalog.
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 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
Dr. Rockwell resides in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband, also a retired educator.