How I became a writer
On writing long stories
Interview with Kelcey Parker Ervick at Ph.D. in Creative Writing
Writing fiction — much less, pursuing an artist’s life — was not part of the culture in which I was raised…. You didn’t make it if it wasn’t useful, if wouldn’t be for the greater good. We had canning and quilting. And no one called these things "art."
Review of The Death of Carrie Bradshaw in Her Circle
Interview with William Woolfitt, at Speaking of Marvels
At their best, long stories do what novels do: they capture a whole, complex world; they leap across time and space, covering extensive swathes of time and ranging across diverse settings. But the long story does so under the constraints of a much shorter length, an almost necessarily faster pace.
Wuthering Yankee: the blog
Kylie Grant reviews The Death of Carrie Bradshaw by Patricia Grace King, winner of the Kore Press Short Fiction Award.
Why I write: an essay from 2011
From 2016 to 2017, Patricia wrote the blog, Wuthering Yankee: Stories from Life on Two Continents. You can access the archive here.
Telling a story was my first love. Before I could spell my own name, I put books together. The cellar of my parents’ house in North Carolina holds boxes of them: “books” filled with primitive drawings of witches and dragons and queens.