Taxus Baccata Patricia M Osborne

Taxus Baccata 

A couple of weeks ago I revealed the cover for my upcoming poetry pamphlet, Taxus Baccata. (A nature collection with some of the poems based on myth, folklore and legend around trees.)  This will be released by Hedgehog Poetry Press on 24th July 2020. Watch this space to find out how to pre-order your signed copy. I’m so excited to share it with you all.


You will now find a Shop on here where you can order signed copies of House of Grace and The Coal Miner’s Son (UK deliveries only). Prices (including postage and packaging) work out at a discounted price than Amazon and bookstores and you get a signed copy. Signed copies are great not only for yourselves but make wonderful gifts.


As mentioned in my last news update, I’ve been trying to re-organise a few things to make my life a little easier and less stressed to prevent me from burning out.

Changes are as follows:-

The Sunday writing challenge will now operate monthly for the foreseeable future. The next writing challenge publications will be on Sunday 12th July 2020 which will include work from three writers consisting of two poems and one story. Make a note in your diaries or better still make sure you’re following the blog so you don’t miss out.

‘Patricia’s Pen’ is still open for writing submissions but please check the full guidelines here before submitting via the online form. 

Tuesday Guest Feature

Tuesday Guest Feature will continue weekly on Tuesdays until September when these too will go over to a monthly basis for a period of time. Ad-hoc guest features and other posts will continue as and when.


Wednesday is the start of a NaNoWriMo challenge which for those of you who don’t know, the aim is to write 50,000 words in the month. I plan to bash out the second part of Book 3, The Granville Legacy, which will then be ready for me to begin layering and editing and let the story spring into life. Anyone else taking part?


I’m hoping to set up a newsletter in the near future and I hope you’ll all subscribe. I certainly shan’t be spamming you, but a means to keep you posted of any news such as new publications.

Other social media 

That’s all for now. Remember you can follow me on here, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thank you for reading. 







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