Welcome – Glad You’re Here

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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Reviews
Patricia Smith Wood

Reblogged Review by Amber Foxx of The Easter Egg Murder.

A New Mexico Mystery Review: The Easter Egg Murder This entry was posted on November 25, 2014 and tagged New Mexico Mystery, Patricia Smith Wood The best analogy I can think of for this book is a Rubik’s Cube. As I read it, I knew all the pieces of the puzzle could fit together, but I never did figure out how until the end. It’s the kind of mystery that engages the mind, with intricately

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Musings
Patricia Smith Wood

Ode To My Computer

I am NOT a poet. However, one evening, in a fit of despair, I created this little diddy.  Ode To My Computer I love you . . . And I hate you . . .   You are my communication tool . . . You are my encyclopedia . . . You are my creative companion.   You are my nemesis . . . You are my frustration . . . You are my enemy.

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Books
Patricia Smith Wood

A Bountiful August

Now that August 2014 is history, I spent time this week reviewing and discovered what a great month it was for me! As most writers are painfully aware, marketing your work is not as fun as writing is. In today’s world, even those published by big name houses, backed by PR teams, and marketing specialists, find themselves going out into the world, selling their books. For those of us with smaller houses, the marketing becomes even more

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Writing
Patricia Smith Wood

The Writing Process Blog Hop

Happy Monday to all, and here I go with my challenge this week: The Writing Process Blog Hop. I think back to the days I dreamed about being a writer (as opposed to actually writing.) Questions swirled in my head about the process, but I didn’t know any real writers to ask. This was long before the Internet and the wealth of information and connections that are possible now. Today, of course, we have so

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I’m Glad You Asked – Guest Blog Appearance

MAY 15, 2014 I’m Glad You Asked. http://cncbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/im-glad-you-asked/ This is the latest Guest Blog appearance I’ve done since The Easter Egg Murder was published last year. I would appreciate having as many people as possible read it and comment on it. A Guest Blogger needs to “deliver the goods” by bringing people to the blog site and getting them to express interest. When a post is well received, people ask you back to post another day.

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Writing
Patricia Smith Wood

And Now, The Tucson Festival of Books!

The weekend is almost here, and I’m almost ready. The Tucson Festival of Books is a huge event, held each year in Tucson, Arizona. I’ve heard about it for years and have wanted to attend. But the stars never seemed to be aligned properly to permit it. Last year about this same time, two of my writing buddies and I drove north to Colorado Springs for the 2013 Left Coast Crime gathering. The Tucson Festival

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