Patsy Collins’ stories have been published in a range of United Kingdom, Irish and Australian magazines including Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break's Fiction Feast, The Weekly News, Woman’s Day, That's Life! and My Weekly. Many of these stories are now available on the Alfie Dog website.
She began writing in 2001 and since then has won or been placed in a number of writing competitions. Always willing to make the most of opportunities to find new situations to write about, in addition to cash prize, Patsy's winnings have included dinner in the House of Commons, publication of her novel Escape to the Country, a book written in Greek (not a language she can read), a Crabbit bag and tea with the mayor.
Patsy maintains a blog where she gives details of free to enter writing competitions, rambles on about writing, gardening, cakes, ships and her other many and varies interests. She'd love you to visit – http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk/ where you'd be welcome to share your thoughts on these important matters.
Patsy lives near Portsmouth, just a short walk from the sea.
She shares her home with her husband and her head with her characters.
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Escape to the Country
Leah is accused of a crime she didn't commit. Dumped by Adam, the man she planned to marry, she escapes to Aunt Jayne's smallholding in the Kent village of Winkleigh Marsh. Heartbroken and homeless, she strives to clear her name and deal with her emotions.
Jayne treats Leah's unhappiness with herbal remedies, cowslip wine and common sense in equal measure. In return Leah works hard for....
Up The Garden Path
A collection of 24 garden themed short stories from widely published author Patsy Collins.
Not a Drop to Drink
This is a collection of seven short stories on the theme of water, all written by Patsy Collins.
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