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'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'

Oscar Wilde

About Me
News Update March 2016!!
Lots of lovely stuff happening. New website underway. I'm excited and can't wait to share it with you.....details coming soon. Little book of poems 'All Creatures Cute and Quirky' will be available, hopefully, in a few months. I'm also planning to self publish a collection of my 100 word flash fiction stories.....and.....my menagerie now includes guinea pigs and rabbits. More news soon.
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Having worked for many years in children's services at long day care centres, out of school hours care, museum settings and tafe teaching, I am now a full time writer of children's poetry, short stories and flash fiction.

I've also visited child care centres with a variety of mini beasts and  related activities as I love connecting children with the natural world. Insects and arachnids are not yukky!

My first 'Book Week' visit happened in 2015 and I loved sharing my writing with the children and teachers at Grays Point School.

I live at Scarborough on the NSW south coast of Australia with a miscellany of animals including  4 cats, 2 dogs, 5 goldfish, numerous stick insects,  2 rainforest katydids, assorted rainforest snails, a Bess beetle, 2 rainforest millipedes and a delightful giant burrowing cockroach named Kafka.

I love reading, writing and animals. My writing is usually fun but sometimes dark - just like life really!

Reach Out

Whether you are a fan of Pat’s writing, interested in a school visit or something else entirely, she would love to hear from you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to her today.