The astonishing Patty Jansen is interviewed by Kathryn Linge as part of the Snapshot 2012 project: http://kathrynlinge.livejournal.com/137208.html
Patty Jansen has always been interested in life beyond Earth, and was determined not to let a career in biological science stop her. She writes hard SF, space opera and the occasional fantasy. Biological and genetic themes often make an appearance in her fiction, as well as politics and themes that highlight cultural diversity, often involving alien cultures.
She is a member of SFWA and winner of the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest with a story about an unusual biological system.
In 2012, Analog Science Fiction and Fact will publish her story "Survival in Shades of Orange", about a young couple stranded on a very strange planet. Her experience in SCUBA diving was very useful for her story "Party, with Echoes", published in Redstone SF, which is set on the ice moon Europa. She flatly refuses to say how much she spent on books about NASA's Galileo mission's results on Jupiter's violent moon Io for the story "His Name In Lights", which was published in the Universe Annex of the Grantville Gazette.
Her Icefire trilogy, which could be described as post-apocalyptic epic steampunk, is available on Amazon and other ebook outlets.
In 2013, Ticonderoga will publish Patty's novel, Ambassador.