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Thanks for checking out my website. Please come by often. Here you’ll find information about my writing, the process, coming events, the joys and headaches, and some wonderful people who are my inspiration. These days, there is no shortage of writers…only a dwindling supply of publishers taking on new ones. It has always been a challenge for writers to woo and win an agent or an editor. In today’s world, the problem is even more daunting. Many writers find having a website improves their chances of attracting the attention of the public in general and agents and editors in particular. It’s a new world, and self-promotion is not considered the “bad” thing it once was.  Here is my voice. Welcome, and make yourself comfortable. 

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Friends
Patricia Smith Wood

An Extraordinary Farewell

They say that amateur radio is an old man’s hobby. While not strictly true, we do have a large number of senior citizens engaged in the activity. We strive to bring in young people, and we’ve done pretty well with that. Perhaps it isn’t as fast as we’d like to see it happening, but great strides are being made all the time. Still, when attending an event like I did Saturday morning, December 19, the

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Musings
Patricia Smith Wood

Déjà Vu All Over Again

I heard about Yogi Berra’s death this past week and thought about all the times I’ve used one of his famous quotes. The guy had a way with words that made people laugh and think at the same time. I found myself using one of those quotes earlier this month when Hubby and I had an evening at the theater. The first thing you must know is that, left to his own devices, Don would not

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Writing
Patricia Smith Wood

Check Out My Guest Blog Appearance

I have the pleasure of appearing again on Patricia Stoltey’s popular blog. She’s a great hostess, and I love it if you go on over and check it out. My post today is “Do-Overs.” You can find it at http://patriciastolteybooks.com/2015/07/do-overs-by-patricia-smith-wood/. Enjoy!

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Books
Patricia Smith Wood

Having Fun At Book Signings (And Selling Books in the Process!)

In anticipation of my latest mystery, Murder on Sagebrush Lane, I scheduled a book signing at Treasure House Books & Gifts in Old Town, Albuquerque. For the past three years now I’ve been welcomed at Treasure House to sign copies of my first mystery, The Easter Egg Murder. With that title, and that particular holiday, it’s been a logical pairing. This year the focus was to be on the new book.Imagine my dismay when I discovered

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Musings
Patricia Smith Wood

Spring Has Sprung!

Yesterday, officially, was the first day of spring. Well, okay, it didn’t really happen until around 4:30 p.m. but it was March 20. Today, however, I can really see it’s spring—all day long (so far.) In New Mexico, we have what we euphemistically call”interesting weather.” Mostly that means things can (and do) change from one minute to the next. It can be gray, cloudy, blustery, and then, as if by magic, the clouds scuttle away,

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Reviews
Patricia Smith Wood

Amber Foxx Interview With Patricia Smith Wood

A New Mexico Mystery Author Interview: Patricia Smith Wood Patricia Smith Wood’s father, first as a police officer, and later as a career FBI agent, sparked her own interest in law, solving crime, and mystery. After retiring from a varied and successful business career (including eighteen months working at the FBI, being a security officer at a savings & loan, and owning her own computer business) she attended writing seminars, and conferences, and in 2009

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