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Awards and Recognition:

1st place biography, 2017 New Mexico Press Women

1st place biography, 2017 National Federation of Press Women

1st place biography, 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards

Recommended read, 2017 Military Writers Society of America 

Silver Medal, 2017 Global e-book Awards






Patricia Walkow

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author. She writes non-fiction, fiction, humor, satire, and memoir from her home in Corrales, New Mexico, where she lives with her husband and pets. Her work has been published in magazines, books, newspapers, and online.


In her own words...

Writing is something I’ve always enjoyed. I think I was seven years old when I knew I wanted to write. Unfortunately, most of my inspiration comes at night. Often, I find myself awake in my pajamas writing in the wee hours. But I have learned if I have an idea, to jot it down. The best advice I’ve received in my writing journey is not to be afraid to try different genres, to take chances. Having written in a corporate environment for a while, it is a pleasure to have a voice that is my own and not a mouthpiece for another entity. As an author, I have learned it is okay to experiment with writing, and it is also necessary to seek the opinions of others. Reviews by fellow writers and editors make my work better. I love a blank piece of paper (or a blank computer screen). It is a canvas for me and will become anything I imagine. 

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Patricia Walkow

Friday, August 11, 2017

More Awards for The War Within, the Story of Josef

The War Within, the Story of Josef received the following recognition in June and July:

Biography award 1st Place:  National Indie Excellence Award for books that are self-published, published by small independent presses, and all university publishers.


Biography award 1st Place:  National Federal of Press Women



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Friday, May 5, 2017

The War Within, the Story of Josef wins big award!

The War Within, the Story of Josef won 1st place in biography in the 2017 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest. It now moves on to the National Press Woman Communications Contest.

The Military Writers Society of America named The War Within, the Story of Josef as a recommended book. 



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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No I can Laugh published in Quail Bell Magazine

Read about the sometimes absurd situations I found myself in as a young woman, when I was trying to leave a traditionally female occupation for one that was dominated by males.

It wasn't funny at the time, but when I look back on it now, at least I can Laugh. I hope you can, too.

Click Quail Bell Magazine. 




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The View from the Office, published in Lemon Quarterly

Have you ever had a work place that inhibited your work, or one that made it a joy to go to work every day?

Read my story about some of the offices I have worked in. 

My story, The View from the Office was just published in the April issue of Lemon Quarterly. 

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Another 5 Star Review

Thanks to another reader for a five star review of The War Within, the Story of Josef.


Fantastic book! Grips you from the beginning to the end! 


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Ms. Walkow's short stories can be found in many anthologies. Her entries in these anthologies include humor, memoir, fiction, and satire.



February, 2018

February, 2018


Next Publication
The Far Moist End of the Earth
Bonnie Jensen volunteers to teach in a missionary school in Southeast Asia after her husband dies. The year is 1908, and life in Boston is quite restrictive for the young high-spirited widow in her mid-twenties. When she arrives at the mission on the shores of the Indian Ocean, she delves into teaching and discovers her attraction for the pastor, a black man, called a Negro at that time, from Mississippi. The attraction is mutual, and forbidden. Over the course of two years Bonnie discovers secrets each person on the mission staff harbors, and realizes that no one is at Hope Mission to spread the word of God...each has another, deeper, darker reason for being there.