Patricia Shipp Lieb worked for the Daily Journal in Kankakee, as a feature writer. She co-founded Lieb-Schott Publications with Carol Schott (Martino); they edited and published a literary magazine, Pteranodon, which featured poets such as William Stafford, Richard Eberhart, Jared Carter, Glenn Swetman, David Chorlton, and writers such as Patrick Smith and Borden Deal. They published books of poetry by other poets as well as compilations of their own works.
After moving to Florida, Lieb joined the news crew at the Daily Sun-Journal in Brooksville where she worked for four years as the newspaper's crime-beat reporter. She also wrote for true crime magazines for the next 10 years and later wrote Murders in the Swampland, the story of an actual murder.
Lieb last worked as a news and feature writer for the Suncoast News in New Port Richey where she won several awards from the Florida State Press Association, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, awards from the City of Dunedin, and various awards for features and photography.