About the Author

About the Author2018-11-01T14:43:23+00:00

Patrice Karst is the author of the bestselling, contemporary classic children’s book THE INVISIBLE STRING (ISBN 9780875167343), which has sold over 400,000 copies. It is the story of an invisible string made of love that connects us all.

In addition to being shared by all ages as a gift for many of life’s milestone moments, it is also being used by schools, psychologists, hospices, grief groups, the military, hospitals, the prison system and multiple organizations worldwide for any kind of loss or separation issues, and gives children a tangible understanding of LOVE. A leading title for healing, comfort, bereavement and counseling of children and their families since its original publication in 2000, THE INVISIBLE STRING continues to soar because of its timeless message.

Available now is the paperback version published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers (ISBN 9780316486231 Hachette Book Group), featuring all-new illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. In addition, Little Brown will be releasing three more sequels in the Invisible String franchise: THE INVISIBLE LEASH: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet (Fall 2019); THE INVISIBLE WEB (Spring 2020); and a therapeutic activity book co-written with Dana Wyss, Ph.D., THE INVISIBLE STRING WORKBOOK: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm and Connect (Fall 2019). THE INVISIBLE STRING has also been the inspiration for a line of jewelry that is being created in Bali, a magical place close to Patrice’s heart, coming soon!

Patrice and her books have been widely featured in print and broadcast media and she is a well-loved public speaker. Her work touches children and adults alike. Love and the needs of the heart are something Patrice understands well. She has made a literary career out of addressing in warm and humorous prose the issues that tickle or trouble our souls, both spiritually and practically. Patrice’s books are the perfect fit for the time in which we live, offering comfort, support and wisdom in her down-to-earth way.

All of Patrice’s books carry the universal theme of LOVE. She is also the author of another children’s book, THE SMILE THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD (ISBN 9780875168753) and two adult books, GOD MADE EASY (ISBN 9780446912112) and THE SINGLE MOTHER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE (ISBN 9781580910637). Patrice is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and her books have been translated worldwide.

Born in London, England, she moved to the United States as a child, where she spent many a night pondering the meaning of life under the canopy of stars, and she has been on a fascinating creative and spiritual journey ever since. A “seeker” and spiritual student since childhood, her quest culminated in the writing of her first bestselling book. Hers is a miraculous story: On the morning of November 11th, 1995, she was woken from a dream and an inner voice “told her” to write her first book. She did it in an hour and signed a publishing deal three weeks later.

The single mother of Elijah (now grown and living nearby), Patrice lives and writes near the beach in Ventura, California, where she is currently editing her memoir (and what a wild ride it has been!), working on more titles, developing original content for film and TV based on her work, and gazing up in wonder at starry nights.

Patrice loves to hear from her readers! To find out more or to contact Patrice, go to www.patricekarst.com. If you reach out—she promises to reach back!