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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.

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Celebrating Women Writers

As my wee son recovers from cleft palate surgery, I have not had time for much writing beyond a few poems. However, I have continued to make time to celebrate writing by and/or about strong women. That’s why I am so thrilled to recognize writers Andrea Barbosa, Mel Algood & Jennifer Leeper at the upcoming […]

Guest Blog: Recommended Read by Kessika Johnson

  Looking for a book with a unique point of view? Allegorical or not, “Watership Down” is a literary adventure that you won’ forget. Here’s what Spider Road Press staffer Kessika loves about it: I decided to attend summer school after my junior year of college so my mom wouldn’t learn about my newly acquired […]

Cheers to Creative Independence

Happy Independence Day, American friends! This is the weekend that we celebrate the courage, beauty and stubbornness of our great nation. Speaking of courage and stubbornness, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what creative freedom means. When you take a leap of faith (and finances or fundraising) to start your own literary project, be […]