PATRICIA LAWLER KENET began her professional journalism career at The Las Vegas Sun where she worked as a columnist for consumer-related issues. In that capacity she investigated and exposed scams and rip-offs while attempting to obtain restitution for victims. After that she worked as a stringer on various local newspapers, covering the daily metro beat.
She then attended Temple Law School and practiced as an attorney for over 15 years, gaining experience in Constitutional Law, Litigation, and Medical Malpractice. But writing was always close to her heart, so she began to work in the field of broadcast journalism at Court TV and Medical News Network, covering a broad range of topics from Parole Hearings to Managed Care.
Over the years, she has contributed essays and articles to newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and New York Newsday while working as a producer/writer for PBS affiliates on health-related and legal topics.
Most recently, she has contributed her essays and reviews to the website Bookslut.com where she focused on reviewing children's books.
She serves on the Board of the National Alliance for Mental Health and volunteers for assorted animal rescue organizations including PAWS NYC and Waggy Tails.
An avid reader, Patricia is the mother of two teenaged children and cares for two rescued dogs and a cat. She lives in New York City with her husband, Dr. Barney Kenet.