Patricia Flaherty Pagan grew up in Red Sox Nation but has lived in four countries. She thought getting her MFA in creative writing was hard, until she tried adopting two Indonesian street cats. She writes award-winning mystery and literary short stories and novellas. Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories, her collection featuring literary and mystery tales, was published in March 2015. Her mystery fiction has appeared in Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror and Spry, among others. Her literary short stories and flash fiction have been published in various journals and included in anthologies such as Our Space and Tides of Impossibility. She edited Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers. She still likes Blondie and The Pretenders.
Philosophical Noir, Neo-Nazis & a Tough Feline Hero A graphic novel has to tell a damn good story to garner my attention. Until five years ago, the only graphic novel I really admired was the powerful Holocaust story Maus. Boy, was I missing out on a rich, diverse genre. Mystery fans, take note of Blacksad, […]
What’s so special about writing a series? Today I sit down with a best-selling author to find out exactly that. Affable, talented and driven, Pamela Fagan Hutchins is a pro at writing best-selling romantic mysteries featuring engaging characters. Her fans can’t wait to see what will happen next to her feisty heroines. I gave my […]
This winter, I was challenged to create a response to a quotation that inspired me. Bhanu Kapil’s call for courage and tenacity inspired me to share some of the facets of my writing life that keep me going, despite the unfinished chapters and those terse rejection emails every writer gets at some point. “I give […]