Short Stories, Poems, & More

Short Stories, Poems, & More

“Murder for a Jar of Red Rum”

Late one night in December, a woman suffering from amnesia stumbles into a resort. Eleven days later, the police believe she might be the missing author everyone has been searching for. Inspired by the real disappearance of Agatha Christie and told in a palindrome format, readers will enjoy the added mystery of hunting for the Christie easter eggs hidden throughout…

Available wherever ebooks are sold!


Help me find that sliver of a dream

Still hidden behind my eyelids

Before I wake up

And it disappears


May the words within find you when you need them most…

These poems of longing, seeking, discovery, and love are available through your favorite ebook retailer wherever ebooks are sold! 


“Mary, Did You Know?”

Inspired by the song of the same title, this short story shares a mother’s memories of events leading up to and following that one holy night, revealing there’s really nothing new under the sun when it comes to motherhood.

Available now! Published by Mt. Zion Ridge Press in their 2019 Christmas anthology, Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path

Be sure to check out my interviews with each of the authors included in this anthology:

Ronnell Kay Gibson— “Those Who Stayed”

JPC Allen— “A Rose From the Ashes”

Sandra Merville Hart— “Not This Year”

Laurie Lucking— “Return to Callidora”

Michelle L. Levigne— “Crystal Christmas”

Patricia Meredith (myself!)— “Mary, Did You Know”


“Escapades of a Spokane Thief”

Based on an article published in the Spokane Falls Review in 1885, this short story used to be the prologue to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, the first book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. Now it’s only available for FREE right here on my website! Just click the title above!

The Spokane History Coloring Book

Published by Nostalgia Magazine, 2008, currently out of print