About Patricia McFadden (me)

Author Patricia McFadden

In sixth grade, I wrote a poem my teacher liked so much that he had me read it in front of the whole school. I’ve been hooked on writing every since. My first story appeared in Children’s Digest quite a long time ago.  Since then, I’ve sold stories and articles to publications such as Turtle Magazine,  Highlights for Children, Healthy Planet and Mountain Parent, and have written for educational publishers such as McGraw Hill, Frank Schaffer, Mark Twain, Fulcrum, Scott Foresman, Glencoe, Reading A-Z, and the Educational Center. 


 I am a member of the Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) Colorado League of Authors (CLA), the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA).


last but not least, I started Green Turtle Arts to publish my own and other writers’ children’s books and share the magic of literacy with as many children as possible. 


About Green Turtle Arts

Green Turtle Arts is all about sharing the magic of literacy. We offer stories, activities and printables for kids, ideas and school programs for teachers, and encouragement and help for parents who want to make reading and writing more fun for their children.


At Green Turtle Arts, our mission is to support parents and teachers and to help children discover the joy of reading and the fun of writing.


Discovering the magic of literacy unlocks the door to success. Children need to hear, read and write the kinds of stories that help them navigate life’s many challenges.