Proofreader Patsy Evans Pittman has been publishing stories and poetry for many years in such regarded publications as FIRST for Women, Woman’s World, Grit, Grab-a-Nickel, Mountain Voices, Weeping with Those Who Weep, Wild Sweet Notes II, Best of West Virginia Writers, and Confluence Literary Magazine, among others. Her non-fiction has appeared in Guideposts, Cup of Comfort, Ideals, Country Woman, and others. She has won numerous awards from Writers Digest, West Virginia Writers, Midwest Writers, and Alabama Writers Conclave, and received a 2007 Fellowship in Literature from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Blood Kin and Other Strangers, Patsy’s collection of short stories, was a finalist in both the Indie Book Awards and the prestigious National Book Awards. Her second book, Pocket Change, was released in the fall of 2010.