Patricia Ann Bowen

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Patricia Ann Bowen started her career as a copywriter and has been writing nonfiction ever since, everything from catalog copy, speeches, articles in newspapers and magazines, grants, contracts, an e book, you name it. She’s also been a business owner, coach, marketing manager, and international relations guru.

Now she writes novels, novellas and short stories, mostly about women with complicated lives. She pens gardening articles for her local newspaper, and grants to support her local library. Her recent writing has appeared in the Table for Two anthology, The Sun magazine, and her book The Cure, a time travel medical tale, is her first try at speculative fiction. It's been followed by a collection of short stories including a novella titl
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Patricia Ann Bowen I was locked in a closet with Brad Pitt. When he turned his flashlight on my face, he realized I was old enough to be his mother.
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The reviews I've had so far mirror the feedback I got from my beta readers, minus the revisions I made from their comments, of course. I write for the pleasure of writing, and to share my ideas with others, and it's always interesting to hear what different people hone in on for comments... some on plot, some on character, some on how they identified with one or the other. So far the reviews have been pretty consistently good, no real surprises. What have I learned? To get solid input from other writers in my community before I put my story out to a broader audience.(less)
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You Have a Responsibility

She was by far the wisest person I’ve ever known. She was my best friend for forty years, and twenty years older than me. We were like sisters, but now and then I called her my ‘Jewish mother’ because, for all the life guidance she gave me, I felt closer to her than I did to my ‘real’ mother. And by the way, she was Jewish.


Her name was Sydelle, or just Syd. In her final years we all called her Mam

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Cortez III Thanks for the reach out, Patricia!


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