Thursday, 16 January 2014
Our anthology writers – part 3
Patricia Mullin graduated from Central/St Martins and became a textile designer for Liberty & Co London. Later, as an illustrator, her work featured in women’s magazines, publishing and industry publications. In 2007 Patricia graduated from the MA Writing the Visual at Norwich University for the Arts. In 2009 Patricia was shortlisted for an Arts Council Escalator Award. Anthology publications include short stories Archie and the Dragon, The Camera Lies and Terrafrimerites. Her 2005 novel Gene Genie was republished as an e–book in 2012. Patricia has led site-specific writing courses at the Julian Shrine, Norwich Cathedral and most recently at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts. She is an associate lecturer at the University of East Anglia. Currently she is revising two novels that have been languishing in a drawer, also putting the finishing touches to her recent novel Casting Shadows. Patricia’s story The Sitting will be published in the anthology.
Karen O’Connor has been writing fiction on and off for fifteen years and has previously had four short stories published or shortlisted in competitions. These include: A Week Off If You Sell the Lot, ‘Take a Break’s Fiction Feast’, Shooting Stars, ‘Writers News’ (2nd prize winner in their writing competition), My Final Blog, ‘Words With Jam’ (awarded second place in their short story competition) and Dead Perfect, ‘Writers News’ (shortlisted in their 1,000 word writing competition). She is currently writing book five of a series of young adult novels and her resolution this year is to finally complete and e-publish the series by the end of 2014. Her story Happy Families will feature in the anthology.