Patty Cafferata has authored numerous books including Christmas in Nevada; Lake Mansion: Home to Reno's Founding Families; The Goldfield Hotel: Gem of the Desert; Mapes Hotel and Casino: The History of Reno’s Landmark Hotel; More than a Song and a Dance: The Heyday of Piper's Opera House; Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada; Tales of the Biggest LIttle City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada, Volume II; and Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada, Volume III.
She also coauthored her Mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again, and edited A Walk through Time: the Historic Powning's Addition in Reno, Nevada.
In addition to being an author and publisher of Nevada history books, Patty Cafferata provides consulting services.
She is available to ghostwrite autobiographies and memoirs and to assist in writing Nevada history publications. She will research state and local records for those interested in past Nevada residents, events and places.
Cafferata frequently serves as a program speaker on various historical and political topics.