Ruth-Angela Patten grew up in Northern California as a pastor’s kid. Patten’s novel Waging War: The Girl and the Great Dragon, is a love story of redemption and strength based on her own life. She attended church quite a lot and became a life-long student of the Bible. She attended a private Christian school across from the church where her parents worked and studied. She went on to earn her bachelors and masters degrees in sacred music and classical music performance. Patten graduated from CSU, East Bay in 2006. She is a professional bassoon player and songwriter, and also enjoys prophetic art. Patten is passionate about worshiping God, healing prayer, and intercession. While studying at Fuller Theological Seminary, she met a very handsome theologian named Matthew and they got married in June 2013. They have one son named Ezekiel. Patten resides with her family in Southern California.