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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 

 

 

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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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Monday, June 27, 2016

NEW BOOK: The War Within, the Story of Josef

Writing this story about my father-in-law was a labor of love.

He was a teenager during World War II. Living in Poland, he was captured by the Nazis and forced to serve as a slave laborer in both Poland and Germany during World War II.

I had erroneously thought only Jewish people were scheduled for annihilation, but while I did my research for this book, I learned there was another, silent holocaust, not as prolifically documented...a holocaust perpetrated against Eastern European people of any faith. The Nazi plan was to use them up, use their labor for Germany, to the point where they could be worked to death. They were considered expendable. Millions of people were slave laborers, and millions of them died. Millions also lived beyond the war.

During the war, my future father-in-law, Josef, was a slave laborer. The War Within, The Story of Josef, is his story.  During his interrupted youth, in the middle of the war, he realized enemies are defined by the state, not the heart.

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As a member of the Corrales Writing Group, Ms. Walkow's short stories can be found in three anthologies. Each anthology has received at least one award. Her entries in these anthologies include humor, memoir, fiction, and satire.

They can be found at: Corrales Writing Group Anthologies 

 

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Next Publication
 
2018
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.