So here we are, almost at the end of 2019. I thought I’d share a few of my highs for the year.
In February 2019 I graduated as a Master in Creative Writing (Merit) with the University of Brighton. This was a dream come true as I left school at fifteen to help support my family. After gaining my Bachelors in 2014, to become a Master was icing on the cake.
Later in July, my youngest son graduated at Warwick University with MMaths (Distinction) making me a very proud mummy.
Now for some publication highs.
Five poems were published in Reach Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing)
Lady of the Woods
Castles in the Sand
‘Witches’ Exhibition’ was chosen to be included in Gloucester Poetry Society’s anthology – Magic theme.
Poems selected to be included in collections with Hedgehog Poetry next year are:
Beanz Meanz Heinz
White Hunter – Poetry (Swanwick Writers’ Summer School 2019)
Sherry and Sparkly (Conversational Poetry with Maureen Cullen) highly commended with Hedgehog Poetry Press
Short Stories published in anthologies
Winter Solstice – A Feast of Christmas Stories (Unwrap A Sussex Tale) (Chindi Authors)
The biggest high has to go to Hedgehog Poetry Press – I was one of the winners in Nicely Folded Paper – Deux Competition. The prize – my poetry pamphlet ‘Taxus Baccata’ is to be published in 2020, hopefully March.
In 2019 I also featured on various blogs with articles and interviews. These may be read on the links below.
2019 also brought two new additions to ‘Patricia’s Pen’
Guests featured in 2019
Willow Woods – Elizabeth M Hurst – Stephen Cope -Rosemary J Kind – Meryl Lawrence Val Penny – Lynette Creswell – Sue Wickstead – Geoff Parkes – Michelle Dunbar – Anita Hunt MA
Other guests featured in 2019
Lexi Rees – Colin Ward – Rosemary Noble – Angela Petch – Carol Thomas – Roland Chesters – Claire Baldry – Isabella Muir – Hugh Carey with Rich – Allison Symes
Watch out for more guests in 2020 including:
Madalyn Morgan – Sally Spedding – Mark Anthony Smith – Michael Sanchez
Fin Gray – Elizabeth Gates – Deborah Edgeley – Raine Geoghegan – Kellie Butler
And that’s just for the first quarter of the year.
Keep those stories and haiku coming in as they’re ideal for coffee break reads
And I’m saving the best for last – watch out for UPDATES on ‘The Coal Miner’s Son’
Also to come later in the year is a newsletter so you can subscribe to keep up-to-date. It will also offer rewards for your loyalty.
That’s all for now except to say Thank you for being loyal followers and …