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An anthology of humor, memoir, essays, and fiction from the Corrales Writing Group 

 

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Patricia Walkow

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author. She writes non-fiction, fiction, humor, satire, and memoir from her home in Corrales, New Mexico, where she lives with her husband and pets. Her work has been published in magazines, books, newspapers, and online.

 

In her own words...

Writing is something I’ve always enjoyed. I think I was seven years old when I knew I wanted to write. Unfortunately, most of my inspiration comes at night. Often, I find myself awake in my pajamas writing in the wee hours. But I have learned if I have an idea, to jot it down. The best advice I’ve received in my writing journey is not to be afraid to try different genres, to take chances. Having written in a corporate environment for a while, it is a pleasure to have a voice that is my own and not a mouthpiece for another entity. As an author, I have learned it is okay to experiment with writing, and it is also necessary to seek the opinions of others. Reviews by fellow writers and editors make my work better. I love a blank piece of paper (or a blank computer screen). It is a canvas for me and will become anything I imagine. 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thank you to another reader of The War Within, the Story of Josef for the following review:

 

Thank you for this wonderful, thought-provoking read.

Very well written. The story blends history and personal story in an easy-to-read format. As someone who grew up in Cold War Germany, raised by a woman who fled Silesia at the end of WWII, I gained a broader perspective of her experiences.  

 

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Passages Anthology - now published

Check out the latest anthology from the Corrales Writing Group. I have several short stories in it, included a joint story written with my husband, Walter. It is called Our 9/11 Story. The book may be purchased with black and white photos, color photos, and as an e-book.

These are my entries in Passages:

No Laughing Matter:  A memoir of sexual discrimination in the workplace 
Our 9-11 Story: Fifteen years after the terrorist attacks in the U.S., Ms. Walkow and her husband remember the event
The Christmas Letter: A satirical look at holiday letters 
The View from The Office: Office spaces that either promote or inhibit productivity
The Zero Percent RaiseAn insane corporate policy
The Far Moist End of the Earth - Reverend Jefferson: A missionary pastor in Southeast Asia confronts his past - second chapter of a novel to be published in 2018 
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Monday, December 26, 2016

*****

Thank you to a reader for a five-star review of The War Within, the Story of Josef:


History is often represented as conflicts between “great men”, between tyrants driven by greed and the desire for power, and those who directly led rebellions against them, and any focus on suffering tends to be on those who suffered most grievously at the hands of the “great men,” such as black slaves in the American south or European Jews under Hitler. What is often given short shrift is the suffering and personal heroics of ordinary people caught in these conflicts. That is what Ms. Walkow so ably presents in “The War Within, The Story of Joseph.”
 
Joseph Walkow was a Polish national, and a Christian, captured and enslaved by the Germans in WW II, and made to work in German mines and factories to support their war effort. The book follows his life from the day he lost one of his legs while working in a German factory to the birth of his youngest daughter in New York City. It is a well told story of personal suffering, and personal triumph. It opens a view into the war which is oft neglected in our history books, and it truly helped me to see the war through different eyes.
 
I highly recommend “The War Within, The Story of Joseph.” 
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Good News!

 

My writing group's 2015 anthology, CURRENTS, to which I contributed several stories and also served as editor, was awarded second place, a SILVER MEDAL, in the Military Writers Society of America competition. Each anthology written by the Corrales Writing Group has won at least one award.  CURRENTS may be purchased at amazon.com and is also available as an e-book.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

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As a member of the Corrales Writing Group, Ms. Walkow's short stories can be found in three anthologies. Each anthology has received at least one award. Her entries in these anthologies include humor, memoir, fiction, and satire.

They can be found at: Corrales Writing Group Anthologies 

 

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Next Publication
 
Summer, 2018
The Far Moist End of the Earth
 
Bonnie Jensen volunteers to teach in a missionary school in Southeast Asia after her husband dies. The year is 1908, and life in Boston is quite restrictive for the young high-spirited widow in her mid-twenties. When she arrives at the mission on the shores of the Indian Ocean, she delves into teaching and discovers her attraction for the pastor, a black man, called a Negro at that time, from Mississippi. The attraction is mutual, and forbidden. Over the course of two years Bonnie discovers secrets each person on the mission staff harbors, and realizes that no one is at Hope Mission to spread the word of God...each has another, deeper, darker reason for being there.