McKinney Square Book Festival, June 3, 2017

McKinney Square Book Festival The first annual McKinney Square Book Festival is just around the corner. That’s less than two weeks away, so c’mon out and have a great time with book readings, children’s’ events, and good old country music. Downtown McKinney is a happening place all year around. I’ll be there with other Texas […]

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Pat Speaks at the Writers Guild of Texas Meeting

In August, I tag-teamed with Scott Bell for a talk about Power up your Prose, in which we shared key tools that writers must use to create engaging prose.

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2015 Texas Writers Journal Competition Results

I received notification that my short story, “The Trickster” won the Reader’s Choice and the¬†Editor’s Choice¬†Awards. You’ll find it in the 2015 Annual Winners Issue on sale through the Texas Writers Journal website.

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Pat Speaks to Van Alstyne Students

Pat teaches 5th graders about writing

A Middle School 5th Grade Reading class invited me to speak to them about elements of story-telling and provide some tips. They were an attentive group and asked relevant questions.

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