Patricia Beard is the author of twelve non-fiction books, one novel and selected private commissions. Her subjects combine social history—the portrait of eras from the Gilded Age to the present—with dramatic stories of men and women who influenced, or were influenced by their times.
Beard is a former features editor at Town & Country and Mirabella, and a former Contributing Editor at ELLE. Her articles have appeared in publications nation-wide.
Beard and her husband live on a former dairy farm in upstate New York, with their two dogs. She was born and raised in New York City, graduated from Bryn Mawr College, and brought up her children in New York.