Upcoming Events

26th to 31st August 2018

My latest short story collection Perfect Timing will be on sale at the introductory offer of 99p / 99c.

Whether we have long hours to fill, or not a moment to spare, time plays an important part in all our lives. We might not watch the clock, but we can’t escape the impact of the seconds ticking away. Time waits for no woman, neither will it accelerate at her command. It’s no more considerate of men, children and teddy bears.

Being a little early, or late, can have a big impact; it could mean missing a train, inheritance, or much needed meal. Or help us catch a crook, rescue a neighbour, show us what’s really important. Maybe it’s not our own timekeeping we have to worry about, but that of loved ones, colleagues or adversaries.

You can read each of the stories in this book in just a few minutes, or enjoy all 25 at once over several hours


December 13th 2018

I’m giving a talk in the library at Lee-on-the-Solent from 5.30 to 6.30. It’s free, but you need to book either at the library or via Lee.on.solent.library@hants.gov.uk As well as the chance to ask me questions, you’ll get a cup of tea and the opportunity to buy my books or have any you’ve bough previously signed.


February 2019 Writing workshop in Cornwall

Designed to get you thinking and writing, creating characters and building stories. For new writers or those who feel their creativity needs a boost. The course will include short exercises, writing time and feedback.


March 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2019  Hope Cove Writers’ Workshop Weekend.

Three full days of ideas generation, writing, editing and feedback workshops, plus advice on marketing – aimed at those who’re new to writing fiction. For this event, I’m co-presenting with editing guru Anne Rainbow.

Residential or non residential options available. See here for more details.



I plan to be delivering more workshops over the coming year, and will update this page when dates are confirmed.


If you’d like me to jump into the campervan and visit your writing group or attend an event you’re organising, please email me at patsycollins53@yahoo.com.

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