The People’s Friend

I asked ‘my’ editor at The People’s Friend which story lengths and subjects are most in demand. He says it’s ‘the usual culprits’ by which he means 2000 and 3000 word stories as these are always in demand. Also, stories set around events and holidays – Christmas, Advent, Bonfire Night, Easter, Valentine’s etc are appreciated.

The cover featured is an old one – but as it has me name on the front, I like to make sure it’s seen!

Guest’s Book Tour: Patsy Davies

I’ve been for a virtual tea and chat!

From Funeral Birds to Stone Angels

Welcome to my guest page. Here, every few days, I’ll be sharing a conversation, over tea and cakes, or maybe a glass of something stronger, if they are not driving, with a friend about their work in progress, or latest book release. I’ll be talking to all sort of writers and authors at different levels of their writing careers.

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Welcome to my guest page, Patsy. I’m so pleased to have a chance to chat with you in the clubhouse tearoom, during a quiet moment. We’ve been following each other progress for quite awhile now. I’m sure it was before you were married and in the early days of blogging. So let me start by asking you, when you first begun your writing journey what drew you to your chosen genre?

I’ve always tried to write things I enjoy reading. As we have to read…

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Dressed To Impress

Dressed To Impress is the latest of my themed short story collections. As you may have guessed, the 24 stories are connected by clothing. Previous collections have been about gardening, family, love, jobs, time, words or

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New newsletter

I’m in the process of setting up a newsletter, to inform readers about what I’m currently working on, new books, special offers, and all kinds of writing related stuff. If you’d like to be on the mailing list, you can

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I have a story in the latest issue of The People’s Friend – and according to their Twitter account, it’s brilliant!

Lovely to see I’m issue buddies with some virtual writing friends too!

Healthy and happy

As it happens, I am healthy and happy, and hope you are too, but the post title refers to the fact I was interviewed recently for the Healthy Happy Writer Show.

I’ve never done an online video interview before, but Linda is really easy to talk to, so it wasn’t too daunting.

Feeling Dizzy

I’m very pleased to have my short story Dizzy in the latest issue of Ireland’s Own. There will also be two of mine in the July issue of Take A Break’s Fiction Feast, which will be out tomorrow.



If you prefer a longer read, you might like to know my two romance novels Firestarter and A Year And A Day are both reduced to 99p (or 99c) for the next couple of day.


Two for the price of one.

Two of my romance novels are reduced to 99p (or 99c) this week. That means you could buy both for less than the regular price of either one.

Firestarter is a hot, humorous romance involving

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Thoughtful Tuesday









I’m part of Pen to Print’s thoughtful Tuesday. As the piece mentions my little wildflower meadow, I’ve decided to share some more pictures here.

If you’re interested in

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