Patti McCracken

Patti McCracken is an experienced journalist who brings the people of the world to your pages. Whether its babushkas in Bosnia, silk spinners in Saigon, or commune dwellers in Copenhagen, McCracken gives voice to the goings-on around the globe.

In her vintage London Black Cab, with her devoted Jack Russell riding shotgun, McCracken traverses the byways and back roads of Europe and beyond to reveal the stories behind the headlines.

McCracken spent 15 years in the newsrooms of the St. Petersburg Times, USNews & World Report, and the Chicago Tribune before striking out on her own in Europe.

She seeks out the story behind the fray of the headlines, and has written eloquently and expertly on everything from the pain of post-war Bosnia, to the struggling Republic of Georgia, the club of female serial killers in Hungary, the last remaining leper colony in Europe, and the marvelous madness of the streets of Saigon.

McCracken’s articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Science Monitor. Her work also appears in online journals, as well as popular travel and inflight magazines. She is at work on her first book, –historical narrative nonfiction―which will be published by Simon & Schuster. She is represented by The Gersh Agency.

McCracken is at home in the world, but mostly in Austria, where she resides with her Jack Russell terrier and her London taxi.