Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Journeys V - An anthology of Award-winning Short Stories

Journeys V - An Anthology of Award-Winning Short Stories  

Authored by Mary-Lois Sanders Editor, Jack Petro, Cathleen C. Robinson, Sharon Jaqua, Jim Stark, Patricia Crandall, David A. Snively, Barbara C. Fisler, Francis X. Ridge Jr., Kenn C. Kincaid, and OthersA brush with death; an encounter with a homeless girl; a cookie crèche; one last flight; treasure hunting at the dump; just another patrol in Vietnam; romance; mystery; psychos and Indians in the old west; surprises galore ... and a mermaid. 

The Creative Writer's Notebook presents the winners, honorable mentions from its 2011 Short Story Competition.

Immerse yourself in an evening of pleasure. Experience the joys of mystery, romance, adventure, horror, humor and fun - all from the creative minds of these talented writers.

The Crazy Jug by Patricia Crandall won honorable mention

The Garden of Love in Flash Fiction World Ebook

This substantial book is for lovers of flash fiction and short stories. They present seventy high-quality stories of up to 1000 words in all genres - thrillers, romance, comedy, horror, fantasy, crime and more. If your taste is for fiction that leans more to the commercial side, with fast-driven plots and action all the way you won't be disappointed. 

At the same time many of their stories are literary in style. They deal with the inner conflicts, fears and dramas that take place in the human being. Whatever your preference you will find plenty of reading material (over 44,000 words) in these pages to keep you happy and leave you fulfilled.
I guarantee that you will enjoy a fiction feast and will be seeking more stories by many of the writers that you discover in these pages.

Patricia Crandall's story, The Garden of Love. Get your copy here today. Flash Fiction World E-book.

Check out Flash Fiction World website.

I Passed This Way - Poem

I PASSED THIS WAY has been accepted into Daily Love and will be published on their front page on 9/30/12! You can locate the link here -- DAILY LOVE   

My Father's Inn

My Father's Inn will be included in an anthology - Forever Families by Shelagh Watkins. Short Stories about family connections.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Crazy Jug by Patricia Crandall

The Crazy Jug has been published in Writing on Walls, an anthology of short stories in association with Storyteller Magazine, 2012 - Mockingbird Lane Press

Interview by Shelagh Watkins on Wordpress

Patricia Crandall has published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. In July, 2012, she was named an Honorable Mention Honoree in the annual short story competition for her story “The Crazy Jug.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Villages, FL. – July 9, 2012  Creative Writer’s Notebook announces the winning writers and honorable mention honorees of the 2011 Short Story Competition.

Patricia Crandall was named an Honorable Mention Honoree in the annual short story competition for her story “The Crazy Jug.”

The Crazy Jug: Gertrude Carver , a retired schoolteacher and Nina Westacott , a homemaker, delight in bottle mining activities. When a shy, reclusive farmer invites them to dig specimens in the ancestral dump, he soon becomes as enthralled in digging for old bottles and glass as they are. In a rare, generous gesture, Cyrus Gilhooley presents Gert with a unique jug found in an old barn on his property. Why does he change his mind and demand that Gert return the Crazy Jug? Join Gert and Nina in their warm and humorous escapades.

I am pleased to have been an Honorable Mention Honoree in Creative Writer’s Notebook for the past three years. As well as this year’s honor, my short stories, Pink Victorian Lady and Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners, have been published in these entertaining anthologies in 2009 and 2010

I have published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. I have four books in print, Melrose, Then And Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, and Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction. I live with my husband, Art , at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh , New York . Visit me at
“We are pleased with the quality of short stories in this year’s competition,” said Dr. Mary Lois Sanders, publisher and managing editor of Creative Writer’s Notebook, which sponsors the annual contest. Journeys V, to be published later this year, will showcase these stories from the creative minds of talented writers.”

Creative Writer’s Notebook is a monthly, national, subscription-supported publication that provides industry information and news to help writers at all levels improve their skills and their opportunities for publication. The 2012 competition has begun and all writers are invited to enter. For guidelines, contact Mary Lois Sanders, at


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poem - Sweet Dreams

On July 20, 2012, Daily Love will publish my poem Sweet Dreams on the home page. The link is  I hope you'll stop by and read it.

Thank you,

Four Short Stories

Would you briefly comment on four stories published in Flash Fiction World. Go to right side of page and enter Patricia Crandall. Click on each story and you can 'like' and briefly comment.

Thank you,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Poem Romance

Please mark your calendars for June 17, 2012 for my Poem, Romance, to be published in Daily Love magazine.

The Heirloom

Flash Fiction story, The Heirloom was published in Spring 2012 issue at Clever Magazine. Read the story today. 

A Recycled Body

Flash Fiction story - A Recycled Body to be published May 28 at Apocrypha +Abstractions . Mark your calendars for this great flash story.

The Crazy Jug

The Crazy Jug - Two friends, Gert Carver and Nina Westacott delight in bottle mining activities. Published in Writing on Walls IV 2012 anthology. Available at Mockingbird Lane Get your copy of the anthology today. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Dog Men by Patricia Crandall

Ten-year-old Wyatt and eleven-year-old Hannah uncover the dark world of illegal dog fights when they trespass at a Vermont farm and peep through a barn window. And when crotchety old Lester Cranshaw’s dog, Paddy, turns up missing, there is no holding him back from investigating the situation and the kids join in. In the dead of night, after the trio are captured and held hostage at the Inglis farm, Wyatt will need all of his wits and courage to escape in order to save the lives of his friends. The Dog Men draws the reader into a tempest of animal abuse, lawlessness, and kidnapping within the confines of small-town happenings. A chilling plot and a peerless relationship between kids, adults and pets.

Get your copy of The Dog Men today.

Chances are You Will Want to Come to New York City

In 1958 Her streets were paved in yellow brick leading to Fifth Avenue and 42 nd  Street. You might have seen a zealous couple dance-walkin...