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Patricia
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  • Angier, NC
  • United States
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About Me:
Prior to the birth of my twin daughters, number four and five of the yard apes I had the privilege of raising, I was a freelance graphic artist and full time print layout artist for International Minute Press out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I designed the layout and fine-tuned the content of advertising brochures and packets, as well as illustration, and the everyday tools of business; letterheads, business cards and related materials. This all prior to the advent of the computer graphics age.

I then enjoyed being a sales promotion representative for International Paper Company as a liaison between the paperhouse and advertising agencies and was a member of the Raleigh Durham Ad Club of North Carolina. My main goal was to promote the fine paper line which often entailed mock ups and dummy brochures in order to give the potential customers a concrete sample of how the stock could and would serve their needs. The position definitely required public relations skills.

I have always been drawn to print media in some fashion.

I am an avid reader of varied genre from the historical to fictional. Some of my most enjoyable reads include the works of Ken Follet, Clive Cussler, and the incurable Stephen King. I glean a great deal of enjoyment and influence in the style of these notables and their passion for the pen.

A favorite of mine that I could pick up time and time again is Ken Follet's "Pillars of the Earth." It is a saga with such a deliciously fertile plot that draws you in, forces you to love, hate and even loath, the characters around who the rich story revolves. It possesses a smooth addictive flow of events that makes the book impossible to put down. I would recommend his novel "A Dangerous Fortune" as an equally enjoyable read.

As to my writing, other than those days in years past, I have mostly blogged my poems, short stories, and opinions on a number of sites geared toward social interaction and received the proverbial pats on the back and grateful ego strokes. The experience got me thinking that if I do love to write, and it seems to have a marked impression on those who wander through my words, then why not take the challenge on as a viable career?

Reading serves to wet my whistle and entice me to pluck away at an idea or two of my own. Writing, good writing, is like painting a picture with the brush strokes of words.

For me, this is a calling. I am driven by the passion to make an impact on someone else's life in some small or, preferably, magnificent way. It's a thirst I can't deny nor can I sate.

I am an artist. I am a writer. I am a mind just waiting to be tapped to it's fullest.

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It's Me...



More of the inquiries I receive are of a "tell me more about you" nature and that's such a broad question, especially to such an intense thinker. I could spend the time spinning out the tale of how I came to be at this point in life, or I could philosophize about who I am internally, but instead I thought I'd toss this post out there and see where it lands.



In the Name of



Love...



Compels the blind to…
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Posted on February 1, 2009 at 12:00pm

In the Wake



The siren moon rubs her eyes and wakes

To flirt with midnight's enchanting stars...

I lay there, between the cool sheets,

Gazing out the window,

Witnessing the courtship...

A sweet peaceful dance

As the night frolics while the day sleeps.



I Drift...



Slumber tugs at the corners of my mind,

Whispering...

Scenes from life...

Playing like a picture show behind my… Continue

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

"Older" is a relative term

*Not for the faint of heart, the prude, or the easily offended, to peruse*



I recently began to notice a trend of younger men being attracted to older women. We won't discuss how I noticed this specifically. (chuckles to herself)



I am, proudly, a 45 year old woman, firmly seated in the middle years of my life. As a young woman, I used to worry about how I compared to other girls; Was I hot enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? Stacked enough?



As I work… Continue

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Feel of Words

An invitation, gather 'round.

Welcome here where tales abound

Of maidens fair and gentlemen,

A journey wandered now and then.



A primrose path, a thorny deed.

Romance or a murderous seed.

Light and fresh or deep and dark.

A fevered pace, a dreamer's spark.



Take a ride on silken threads,

As many colored layers are shed.

Phrase by phrase as strokes of brush,

A painted story, full and lush.



A revelation, a silly… Continue

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 4:00pm

Stealth, to the Nth Degree

“The name is Bond, James Bond.,“ is a quote synonymous with the imaginary world of high stakes intrigue. In relation to some compelling new information, it seems dually profound that both the character and his creator have ties to the clandestine avenues of espionage. In 1939, the Director of Naval Intelligence for the Royal Navy, Rear Admiral John Godfrey, recruited Ian Fleming, then member of the Black Watch, as his personal assistant. Eventually Fleming reached the rank of Commander, his… Continue

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 12:30pm

Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 6:35pm on June 26, 2008, David Eide said…
Hi Patricia,

Welcome to the Sunoasis Writers Network! You are among the first members so make yourself at home and have some fun.

If you want a more extensive description of the Network go here:
http://www.sunoasis.com/ningpage.html

Thanks again for joining! If you need anything just ask me.

David Eide
Sunoasis.com
At 2:24pm on July 1, 2008, Mike Weber said…
Welcome to the network, Patricia! Have you ever written for magazines or newspapers?
Mike
At 3:59pm on July 5, 2008, Jeff Meyers said…
Welcome! Thanks for the link. - Jeff
At 8:07pm on August 12, 2008, Gregg said…
Howdy Patricia...

...and thanks for the welcome. Where are ya in North Carolina? Asheville was one of our stops along the way during these past 9 years of Gypsy Innkeeping...

...we've been in the desert the past few days watchin' the peak of the Perseid meteor shower ... always a groove...

Peace,
Gregg
At 1:03pm on August 31, 2008, Leticia Neal said…
Thank you welcoming me to the group. I will post some of my poetry this evening. I look forward to you comments.
At 3:57pm on September 5, 2008, Theresa Callaway said…
Thanks for the welcome! And I enjoyed your comment about cemeteries as well. I'll pick something to share with you guys.

Theresa
At 11:34am on September 7, 2008, C.B.Wright said…
Hello Patricia, Thanks for the invite to join your group. I would love to share my works with others. I'll add something shortly. Thanks also for the nice comments about my family. Looking forward to chatting more.
C.B. (Christina)
At 11:45am on September 7, 2008, Lucy Newman said…
Hi Patricia,

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I think that restaurant on Ramsey street has closed. Fayettenam has been undergoing alot of changes these days. More and more oriental restaurants popping up. So far the best is Swaddee in Spring Lake and Main Garden on Raeford road. :) Cheers
At 6:16pm on September 7, 2008, Probal Mukherjee said…
Hello Patricia,
Thanks for your comments. Deeply appreciate it.Among other things I write poetry. I was wondering whether I could mail you my musings for your comments?

Regards

Probal
At 10:23pm on September 9, 2008, B. T. McBride said…
Thank you & hello...,

Saint Louis is well, we have had great weather this summer. Direct result is people out & about in the parks and lots of porch parties.

It will take a few days to get up and going on this profile but I will be around.

Nice to hear from you,

B

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