Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

  It’s a rare writer who doesn’t get seduced down many a research black hole in an effort to bring the very best story to her readers. And by black hole I mean information so fascinating, alarming, and/or delicious she just might keep clicking and reading and reading and clicking a teensy bit longer than the need for information might justify. And when food is involved? Yeah, count me guilty! Right now I’m doing final...

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Flashback! A Q&A With Pooks

Flashback! A Q&A With Pooks

  This is another blast from the past as I rebuild the site. It was Day Two of the blog tour for This Crumbling Pageant and I was given a really fun Q&A by Maureen McGowan over on Get Lost in a Story. GET TO KNOW PATRICIA MAUREEN:  Where do you most like to read and how often? PATRICIA:  I have a comfy chair with a ratty old footstool to put my feet on. It’s probably my favorite place to read, but you know what? I’m more likely to read...

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Today’s Blog Post Is Brought To You By Despair & Writer’s Angst

Today’s Blog Post Is Brought To You By Despair & Writer’s Angst

I had a blog post planned for today but can’t write it or do the other writing tasks I had planned because of revising The Dead Shall Live. Specifically, the ship sequence.  Which, well, I ended up commemorating in my planner. Because I am five years old. This will make more sense later. But I suddenly realized that in my five-year-old-me’s posts around social media to show what happened, I had a blog post. Not smooth. Not polished....

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Jeepers, Writing Is Hard!

Jeepers, Writing Is Hard!

And if that title seems cocky and chirpy and chipper? I am not feeling cocky and chirpy and chipper. Today was a day of writerly ups [revisions, and rereading, and swelling with emotions–all the feels!–even though I wrote it myself and have been over and over it before] and downs, omg downs [spending hours making very little progress on revisons when I get stuck on word usage–would Persephone have used the word ‘babe in...

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Madron Well in Cornwall

Madron Well in Cornwall

“I loved the healing wells in your book. Are they real?” A reader who prefers to be anonymous asked that question, and I love getting to respond to it. Though this is a repost republished as part of the great reclamation and rebuild post tragic incident of perfidious hackage, I don’t have its original post date and I have now added new contents, so I’m considering it new. Where to begin? First off, healing wells or holy...

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