As the end of 2021 approaches, I’d like to thank my readers and followers for their continued support. At this time I’d also like to acknowledge some very special people. My writer friend and mentor, Maureen Cullen, for her continued critique, support and friendship, to my online forum friends and Suzi Bamblett for feedback on my prose and poetry throughout the year, to my beta readers, and to my new found supporting poetry community, particularly Damien B Donnelly and Gaynor Kane.
This last year I discovered Blackbough Poetry and #TopTweetTuesday on Twitter which in turn has introduced me to poets from all over the world.
Over the last year, Patricia’s Pen featured close to forty guest authors and poets, some of who, returned for a second or even third visit. Guests wrote blogs about their books and writing in various genres to include crime fiction, historical fiction, poetry, children’s books, and memoir.
Patricia’s Pen 2021 Guests included:
Brian McManus: Julie Anne Rudd: Vic Pickup: Jane Risdon: Lynne Shelby: Valerie Poore: Dawne Archer: Matt Duggan: Natalie Normann: Tim Taylor: Darren J Beaney: Val Penny: Chris Cooper: David Bleiman: David John Griffin: Nina Romano: Tania Crosse: Andy Roberts: Paul Brookes: Rachel Deering: Elizabeth M Hurst: Julie Stevens: Lynette Creswell: Margaret Royall: Patricia Feinburg Stoner: Sue Wickstead: Colin Ward: Steven Smith: Joan C Harthan: Anna Shenton: Suzi Bamblett: Nigel Kent: Jeanette Taylor Ford: Helen Christmas: Simon Elson: Sally Trueman Dicken:
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My Publications in 2021
Heaven in a Spring Garden – Reach Magazine
Victorian Picnic – Reach Magazine
Bridge with a View – Reach Magazine
Sunrise Concertante – Ties that Bind (Edited by Alison and Malcolm Chisholm)
Grandad’s Garden – Ties that Bind (Edited by Alison and Malcolm Chisholm)
First Day at School – Impspired
Isolated – Impspired
The Talent Show – Impspired
Sacred Tree – Ink Drinkers.com
Devil’s Darning Needle – accepted by Dawntreader – to be published in a future issue
Mam’s Pearls – Impspired
Uninvited – Glittery Literary Anthology – Volume 3
Two books released.
The Granville Legacy (The final instalment in House of Grace trilogy) March 2021 – White Wings Books.
Sherry & Sparkly – A Poetry Conversation co-authored with Maureen Cullen – December 2021 – The Hedgehog Poetry Press
Aims for 2022
My aim is to have at least two poetry collections published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press
Symbiosis – A poetry conversation co-authored with Brian McManus
Spirit Mother – Experience the Myth – a mythical poetry collection inspired by nature.
To complete my novel, The Oath, early on in the year but it may take a little longer to reach publication.
To become more proactive in submitting poems and short stories to small presses and magazines.
My blog diary is filling up with guests for 2022. So far my guests include:
Val Penny: Mary Schmidt: Liz Martinson: Carmen Radtke: Mick Arnold: Ankh Spice: Damien B Donnelly: Gaynor Kane: Angela Fish: Rosemary Gemmell: Joy Gerkin: Judith Barrow: Peter A.
And there will be lots more too.
2021 has been tough for us all but let’s hope that 2022 sees life a little easier where we can start to get back out and about again.
Without further ado, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a good festive period and look forward to bringing you our first author guest in 2022 – Val Penny – whose blog will go out on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
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