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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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Lucky & Tough: Gratitude & An Excerpt from “Kit-Cat Clock”

I can’t believe that we recently celebrated three years of publishing at Spider Road Press! It’s been challenging professionally (and, at times, financially), but it’s the best creative adventure I’ve taken so far. I love content editing and I’ve pushed myself to learn more about publishing and marketing. I’ve stared down the barrel of creating […]

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 […]