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About Pat


I'm delighted to announce the imminent publication of the revised edition of Where No Man Can Touch, which won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize in 2015. The revised edition includes three new poems that highlight the achievements of pioneering women aviators. The book is forthcoming in June from Wind Canyon Books.


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My latest novel, Eve's  Daughters, published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, won first prize in the Novel category from the Delaware Press Association in 2021 and received an Honorable Mention from the National Federation of Press Women. It's available in print and digital editions. My other novels are Crosswind (Wind Canyon Books) and The Other Sister (Plain View Press), which won a gold medal from the Arpad Academy of the Hungarian Association. The Other Sister is available in print and digital editions. 


My other poetry titles are Inherent Vice and Looking for Bivalve, both published by Pecan Grove Press. I've been published in numerous literary magazines, including Delmarva Review, Ecotone, Ekphrastic Review, Fledgling Rag, Italian Americana, Light, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Passager, Poetry Porch, The Raintown Review, String Poet, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, as well as the anthologies An Amaranthine Summer: Poems and Stories (Kelsay Books 2021), Bay to Ocean 2020 and 2022 (Eastern Shore Writers Association), Beach Mysteries (Cat & Mouse Press 2020), Challenges for the Delusional (Jane Street Press 2012), Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV (Red Hen Press 2008), Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle (Kelsay Books 2018), More Challenges for the Delusional (Diode Press 2018), Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press 2017), and The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press 2011).


I've also written feature articles for the magazines Chesapeake Bay, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Soaring, and Women in Aviation.


I received an MFA in writing from Goddard College and have received three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2013 I was awarded a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I've been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

A native of New Jersey, I now live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm a member of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Maryland Writers Association and a founding member of the Women Soaring Pilots Association.