Now she writes short fiction for women’s magazines and Pocket Novels – “family and friends” stories set in the 1950s and also contemporary romance. She is published by DC Thomson and in large print books by Ulverscroft.
Her stories are set in villages in Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Everyday life in country villages, where gossip and “newsiness” abound, isn’t always as tranquil or as uneventful as it sometimes seems. But there’s usually a neighbour or friend to help overcome any problems.
Pat lives in a farmhouse on a sheep farm with her husband, Peter. They are owned by Tim and Ted, their two Rough Collies, visiting wildlife and the sheep who graze in the moorland meadows outside Pat’s study window. The farmhouse and animals often appear in her stories.