Patricia Raybon is the author of two critically acclaimed books, I Told the Mountain to Move, and My First White Friend, which won a Christopher Award for artistic excellence affirming the highest values of the human spirit. An associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Raybon began her career as a city desk reporter at The Denver Post and won national awards for feature writing as a feature reporter at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.
She has been published in USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and several other newspapers and magazines. Patricia's essays have aired on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition and she has been a guest on national and local television and shows including NBC's Today Show.
Patricia has presented workshops, lectures and keynote talks on writing, diversity and, prayer and forgiveness to corporate, non-profit, religious, education and media audiences around the country. Patricia is a wife, mother of two grown daughters, a mother-in-law and a grandmother of two. She and her husband live in Colorado.