Patrícia Machado (born February 9, 1988) was born in Coimbra and raised in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. Studied Oriental Languages and Cultures at the University of Minho and holds a Master’s in Intercultural Studies in Portuguese and Chinese. She lived one year in the Chinese city of Tianjin and was a Volunteer for ten months in a small Romanian village named Hurezani, being awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Gorj County Municipality.
Patrícia began writing short stories when she was eight years old and never stopped since then. The short sotry “A Lenda das Arcas”, selected for first prize in the Youth4Tomorrow/Almond Press Horror Writing Contest in Portugal, 2014, is her first published work.