About Pat Morin
Besides writing short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction books, I am also a psychotherapist with a Masters in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Social Work. I am on the board of several organizations. I created and facilitated the Literary Project, an after-school program that helps middle-school students (interested in becoming authors) learn about the different writing genres. Read more about Pat
Read Pat's BlogFrom Short Story Idea to Completion-Part 1
Walking down State Street in Santa Barbara, a desire to write another short story nagged my imagination. I had begun another novel, a dark psychological novel that subdued me for weeks. I needed a breath of fresh air, and my imagination needed to explore another short-story avenue. Can’t stay submerged in one writing arena for… Read More »Thanksgiving and Your Shadow
Thanksgiving and Your Shadow: In Jungian Analytical theory there is a concept called the Shadow. The Shadow is the collection of unacceptable characteristics about ourselves, others, and society that we place in the dark nooks and crannies of our personality. As these characteristics expand, they form their own “shadow” personality. It does not enter… Read More »The Reluctant Send Off
Well, I did it! I finished my novel, Seniors Inc. I’m happy. Very, very thrilled, and relieved. Excited. Nervous. Not nail biting. No. A bit scared. Not panicked. No. Will send her off for reviews. Reviewing. Looked at. Studied. Scrutinized. Not anxious. No. Weary. Yes. Keep her home. Yes. Safe. Yes. No. She must go. Go.… Read More »
Available from Top Publications, Ltd., Dallas, TX
Crime Montage was released in March 2012 by Top Publications Ltd., Dallas, TX. This crime collection is the second book in the short story series and includes: cozy, humorous, chick-lit, young-adult fantasy, paranormal, and a historical novella. Murder and more: from a Newport, Rhode Island, fishing vessel to a German cruise ship in 1939, crimes are committed. From the San Juan Islands to New York City, murders are solved. The stories are as unique and different as human personalities and motives.