News updates on ‘Patricia’s Pen’ but first…

Cover Reveal

… a cover reveal for my debut poetry pamphlet to be published by Hedgehog Poetry Press on 22nd July 2020.


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Don’t you just love that cover? I know I do. And hopefully you’ll enjoy my collection of nature poetry which includes poems based on myth, folklore, and legend around trees. Watch this space to find out how you can order a copy. Signed copies will also be available.


On to other news


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Unfortunately over the last few weeks I’ve been suffering from burnout. I imagine this is a problem for many other writers who blog, edit, tutor etc. Just not enough hours in the day. I am therefore making some small changes to Patricia’s Pen, albeit they may just be temporary, but the idea is to allow me time to write.

The proposed changes  

From September 2020 the Tuesday Guest Feature will no longer be every week but once a month, although there may be ad hoc features.

Accepted stories and poems from the Sunday Writing Challenge  will also be published once a month after this week – this will mean each fortnight from September there will be a Tuesday Guest Feature or a writer’s poem/story published on a fortnightly basis.

The Sunday Writing Challenge will continue so please keep sending in your high quality stories or poems to ‘Patricia’s Pen’ but please read the FULL GUIDELINES  before submitting via the online form.


In Other News




It is the Indie Festival 13th – 20th June 2020 and there are lots of Question and Answer Panels happening. To see all of the events and watch the Question and Answer Panels you need to join this Facebook Page 

I shall be part of a Question and Answer Panel ‘The Pros and Cons’ of Indie Publishing’ 

This will be happening on Saturday 20th June 2020 at 2pm so I hope you’ll come along.

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And don’t miss out on the other wonderful activities and events. Don’t forget to join the Facebook page using the above link.

Everything is happening virtually so you can stay safe in your own home.

One more thing before I sign off


I plan to set up a newsletter in the near future and hope you’ll sign up. Subscribers will be offered something special. I’ve still to work out the finer details. I hope you’ll join me though.

Keep safe everyone and I hope you’ll stick with me and ‘Patricia’s Pen’. 

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