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Patricia Flaherty Pagan

Writer of karma fiction in which bad things happen to bad people


I was born in Boston and have lived in four countries. I’m the author of Trail Ways Pilgrims and Enduring Spirit: Stories. I earned my MFA from Goddard College. In addition to writing award-winning crime and horror short fiction and poetry, I have edited several collections of fiction by women, including Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. I was fortunate to run the feminist indie publisher Spider Road Press for a decade.

I teach short fiction writing workshops online for Writespace Houston. I am a proud member of Sisters in Crime and the Horror Writers Association.

I help other writers through my developmental editing and sensitivity reading services. Every reader deserves sharp prose.
You’ll find me on Boston’s North Shore, restocking my Little Free Library with my son or chasing my three rescue cats.