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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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Friday, October 21, 2016

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


Patricia Walkow captured and held my attention with well-written insights to her characters’ real life experiences. I felt compassion for her father-in-law's unique ordeal, and the conflict that Willie and his mother lived through, torn between acts of human kindness toward Joseph, and risks taken that violated harsh Nazi doctrine. I was surprised how different a forced laborer... at the micro level was treated, i.e. more civilized assigned to a small business, in contrast to cruel treatment slave laborers received as they were worked to death in large companies. The book describes nicely discrimination Josef endured as a displaced person married to a German women in post-war Germany and angst immigrating to the US, and living in NYC. The War Within reminds us – from an uplifting point of view - that war is still Hell.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I am happy to announce my short story, The Far Moist End of the Earth, won third place in the 2016 William Faulkner Literary Competition (short story category). I will post the story on this website in a few weeks, after the competition posts it. For more information click:  






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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


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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.