Patricia Ace was born in Cleethorpes, of Welsh-West Indian parentage, and brought up in England, the Middle East and Canada. She studied English and Drama at the Universities of London and Glasgow before settling in rural Perthshire in 1993 to raise a family. In 1995 she co-founded the female poetry collective Lippy Bissoms and in 2006 her poetry chapbook, First Blood, was published by Happenstance Press.
Her work has appeared in numerous journals and won competitions such as those run by Mslexia and Aesthetica magazines. In 2010 her poem ‘Papa Joe’ won the Plough Poetry Prize and in 2011 her portrait was featured in photographer Chris Park’s exhibition, Dualism: Portrait & Poems. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. Her first full collection, Fabulous Beast, was published by Freight Books in 2013, and her work has been included in several recent anthologies, including Be the First To Like This: new Scottish poetry (Vagabond Voices) in 2014.
She lives in Crieff where she teaches yoga in schools and the community.