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About Pat


My latest novel, Eve's  Daughters, published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, won first prize in the Novel category from the Delaware Press Association and received an Honorable Mention from the National Federation of Press Women.


Eve's Daughters puts a feminist spin on the classic myth of The Fall, times two. Book One takes us back to the Early Copper Age when a matriarchal, agricultural community encounters patriarchal nomads for the first time. Book Two, set in the more recent past, retells Milton's version of the Adam and Eve story, filling in details of what happened after they were thrown out of that famous garden. 


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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 poetry book about women aviation pioneers, Where No Man Can Touch, won the 2016 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. 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, Fledgling Rag, Italian Americana, Light, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Passager, Poetry Porch, The Ekphrastic Review, 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 (Eastern Shore Writers Association 2020), 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 twice received 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.

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.