The Highs of 2019

Goodbye 2019So 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.

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Now for some publication highs.

Poetry 

Five poems were published in Reach Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing)

Soulmates
Lady of the Woods
Castles in the Sand
Leda’s Recompense
Mother’s Love

‘Witches’ Exhibition’ was chosen to be included in Gloucester Poetry Society’s anthology – Magic theme.

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Poems selected to be included in collections with Hedgehog Poetry next year are:

Heavenly Heather
Mother’s Love
Beanz Meanz Heinz

Short listed

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

Asylum – The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019

 

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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.

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In 2019 I also featured on various blogs with articles and interviews. These may be read on the links below.

Interview May 2019 – Papers Pens Poets 

Article – House of Grace – A Period Drama – July 2019 – SchoolsHistory.Org.Uk

Interview – Meet the Author – August 2019 – Curled up with a good book 

Interview – Interviewing Patricia M Osborne – August 2019 – Isabella Muir.com

Saga Saturday – House of Grace was Born – August 2019 – Rachel Brimble Book Blog & Updates

What Books Mean to Me – October 2019 – Chandler’s Ford Today 

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2019 also brought two new additions to ‘Patricia’s Pen’

Tuesday Guest Feature  and The story and haiku challenges.

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.

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Keep those stories and haiku coming in as they’re ideal for coffee break reads

Check the online guidelines and submit online 

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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 …

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