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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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Saturday, July 30, 2016

***** A Five Star Review

"...An engrossing story beautifully written." 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

  

***** Another Five Star Review

 

"...Extremely well documented, and based on a real situation, the author weaves an uplifting story in the midst of fear and deprivation in WWll and after..."

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Monday, July 18, 2016

***** Another Five Star Review

 "What an inspiring story. My wife and I were moved by the courage and warmth of Josef and the humanity of those who helped him. A must read." 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

*****Another Five Star Review for The War Within, The Story of Josef

 

"The events of World War II and its aftermath are well-documented. This book, however, exposes a little known aspect, and that is the impact the war had on a young Polish slave laborer who was ripped from his family and conscripted to work in Germany. After a critical accident threatened to end Josef's usefulness, a German man and his mother stepped in to save Josef’s life. In so doing, the participants learn about compassion, friendship and love. Well-researched in its detail, and based upon real events, this book is about the capacity of humans to soar above the harsh reality of wartime Germany." 

 

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Monday, July 11, 2016

 

*****Five Star Feedback On Amazon, from a reader:

 

"This book tells a remarkable story. The War Within is well written, historically accurate and deeply sensitive to the humanity of all concerned. It has opened my eyes to the goodness found in both the German citizenry and their Polish slave laborers amidst the horrific inhumanity of World War II."

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Friday, July 8, 2016

What do you think?

If you have read my book, The War Within, The Story of Josef, or the two short stories, Vanquished and Tiger, on my website, please let me now what you think about the stories or the subject.  

 

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

So what did they eat????

As I was writing The War Within, the Story of Josef, it was often necessary for me to stop and do some research.

Simple sentences, such as "That morning, Josef ate______for breakfast" required me to determine exactly what  a slave laborer ate for breakfast. Two or three articles and maybe a book later, I could fill in the blank. In this case the answer could be bread and onions, or a thin slice of cheese.

Another example: Slave laborers were allotted _______calories of day for food. So how many calories would that be? Again, articles and a book or two later informed me the number of calories allotted to a slave laborer depended on the nationality and/or religion of the laborer, and the timeline of the war. Polish Christian slave laborers were allotted about 700 calories of food per day, per the ration stamps they were issued. As the war contined, agricultural production and transporation were affected in Germany, and everyone's rations were reduced...even those of German citizens. 

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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.