Patricia Flaherty Pagan enjoys writing and reading about complex, female-identified characters. She is the author of “Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories” and the writer of award-winning literary and crime short stories such as "Bargaining" and "Blood-red Geraniums." She teaches flash fiction writing at Writespace in Houston. She founded Spider Road Press. She might be biased, but she is pretty sure she adopted the world’s cutest toddler.