Patricia Collins Wrede (born March 27, 1953) is an American fantasy writer whose works include the Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles.

Her other works include two series of [[RegencyEngland Regency]] Fantasy (one beginning with ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' and the other, co-written with Creator/CarolineStevermer, with ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia''), and a series set in the world of Literature/{{Lyra}}, as well as a number of stand-alone novels (including ''The Seven Towers'') and numerous short stories.
!!Works by Patricia C. Wrede with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/CruelSisters'' - a short story from ''The Book of Enchantments''
* ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' series
* ''Literature/FrontierMagic'' series
* ''Literature/{{Liavek}}'' series - a shared setting to which Wrede contributed several stories
* ''Literature/{{Lyra}}'' series
* ''Literature/MairelonTheMagician'' series
* "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd"
* ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia'' series
* ''Star Wars Episode III'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' - She wrote a {{novelization}} of it, a "junior novelization" essentially, though not specifically labeled as such.

!!Other works by Patricia C. Wrede provide examples of:

* BeamOWar: The WizardDuel in ''The Seven Towers'', with a twist: after watching for a while, the protagonist realises that the wizards aren't trying to push each others' beams away, but drag them closer. It's explained afterward that if one wizard succeeds in reeling in the other's beam, he is then able to drain his opponent's power.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Amberglas in ''The Seven Towers'', although this is at least partly ObfuscatingStupidity. Her constant rambling digressions seem to be genuine, but she's much sharper (and more powerful) than she gives the impression of being, and frequently she has important things to say if you can sort them out from the nonsense.
* FracturedFairyTale: Several, including "The Cinders Case".
* HistoricalFantasy: Several, including ''Snow White and Rose Red'', an adaptation of [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed the fairy tale of the same name]].
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: In ''The Seven Towers'', Prince Eltiron's domineering father betroths him to Princess Crystalorn from a neighboring kingdom. Both characters are horrified by the idea, but once they meet and survive the book's plot together, they're much more in favour.
* TwiceToldTale:
** ''Snow White and Rose Red'', a novel-length retelling of "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed" which updates the setting to Elizabethan England and casts John Dee as the villain.
** "Stronger Than Death", retelling "Sleeping Beauty" gone wrong.
* WidowWitch: The Widow Arden in ''Snow White and Rose Red''.
* WizardDuel: In ''The Seven Towers''.