After years in the making, Angel Fire is now a reality. Thank you Alien Buddha Press and my copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in my debut novel’s value.
Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.
Praise for Angel Fire . . .
From Peter Marra:
. . . In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.
From Thaddeus Rutkowski:
. . . Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.
From Charles Rammelkamp:
. . . like nested Russian dolls, the stories are contained within other stories written by other writers, until, in a dazzling epilogue, we learn the final version of the puzzle that makes up these words. Or do we? The final sentence revives the delicious ambiguity. Patricia Carragon’s novel is an impressive construction of plot and character, particularly for those who love a gothic tale, and, more philosophically, reflections on the written word, its origins and influence.
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Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku. Congrats to Dennis Rhodes, Art Elser, Linda Amos, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, r soos, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin Nielsen, and Mary Jo Balistreri!
Thank You Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my catku. Congrats to Steve Ausherman, Julie A. Dickson, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Franz Kafka, Jeanne Shannon, Rumi, Mary Jo Balistreri, Carl Mayfield, and, t. kilgore splake!
After The Clouds, The Sun, the Alternative New Year’s Deferred Spoken Word/ Performance Extravaganza 2021 Anthology (Rogues Scholars Press)Pleased to have my poems “Paved Paradise” and Strange Fruit” in this beautiful anthology with so many stellar writers.
Thank you Marie C. Lecrivain for honoring me for Women’s History Month: Tuesday, March 16, 2021: my poem “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You”
Rimes of the Ancient Mariner Silver Tongue Devil Anthology, 2020
Pleased to be in this anthology with a gazillion of friends:
Shout outs to Phillip Giambri, Linda Kleinbub, and Anthony C. Murphy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Weekly Avocet #422, January 3, 2021 Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my catku: by the windowkitty attacks a snowflake and loses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha, Alien Buddha Press, January 13, 2021
So pleased that “A Capital Offense,” was published in Alien Buddha’s “They’re Conspiring Against the Alien Buddha.” Thanks Red Focks. Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna, John Stickney, LB Sedlacek, et al. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Vol. XVI, #2 Fall 2020 (published January 1, 2021) Nomaste Yuyutsu Sharma for publishing “Someone to Watch Over Me,” The Look of Love,” and “Feeling Good. Congrats to the contributors listed on the cover:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jerry Jazz Musician, A Journal of Jazz Poetry:”A Capital Offense” by Patricia Carragon, January 8, 2021 Thank you, Joe Maita for spotlighting my work.
Bear Creek Haiku, #169, January 2021 Grateful to have a batch of haiku published in this issue. Shout outs to Jo Balistreri and Rachel Ikins, and more.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Literary Review-East, January 2021 Thanks to Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for accepting “a sparrow sings.” Kudos to Jim Pignetti, Jon Wesick, Jeff Santosuosso, Jan Garden Castro, Mike Graves, Bill Yarrow, et al. http://www.rulrul.4mg.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, January 27, 2021 Thanks Mankh for honoring my haiku:January mistthe snowplowgathers rust~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Right Hand Pointing Haiku- On the Nail, Haiku 2021
Thank you Malaika King Albrecht for publishing “I Only Have Eyes for You” in the Fall 2020 Issue of Redheaded Stepchild.
Honored to share this space with Susana H. Case.
The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2020
Much gratitude to Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano and Editor Emeritus, Peter Leverich for accepting my two haiku.
like fallen leaves
travels with the wind
The Weekly Avocet, #421, December 27, 2020
Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for accepting my three haiku.
cooling off on a tray
impatience can’t wait
bright lights shiny balls
beckon curious cats
to attack the tree
ornaments go down
for the count
Bear Creek Haiku Pushcart Nomination
Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, publisher of Bear Creek Haiku
What a nice surprise being nominated for a pushcart prize for my Catku from issue #166 of Bear Creek Haiku. Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Such an honor.
PUSHCART Prize nominees!… from print issue #162, Cathy Porter!, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen! from #163, r. soos! from #164, Peggy Dugan French! from #165, t. kilgore splake!, and, from #166, Patricia Carragon!
Thank you Mankh for publishing my haiku and photo in your 2021 Haiku Calendar published by Allbook Books – list of artists:https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2021_haiku_calendar.htmSharon AndersonGary BartonDean BlehertCliff BleidnerMaddie BoeseElena BottsPaula CamachoPatricia CarragonDiane ChapitisChris ClendeninJeanne ClendeninLynn Coopersteve dalachinskyBetsey DickersonLinda Trott DickmanCarmela DolceAdam D. FisherLynn M. FornuffDavid FoxGlenn P. GaramellaTiokasin GhosthorsGeraldine GreenGeneva L. HagarBarbara HarrisMankh (Walter E. Harris III)Patrice HasbrookKristine HendersonLinda Marie HiltonJ HolgadoJim KacianBill KenneyJeanette KlimszewskiJeff LoganMaria ManobiancoSheila MardenfeldRoberta A. McQueenCristian MartinezCindy MedinaLinda Ranieri MelodiaA. MolotkovMariJo MooreOnan MusoyChristopher A. Nicola.Yuko OtomoEvan PritchardTony QuaglianoBev RobertsonSophia RokhlinNarges RothermelWill RyderRobert SavinoLisa M. Scuderi-BurkimsherBarbara SegalSteve SiegelwaksBarbara SouthardTom StockPatti TanaAnne Marie TognellaJ R (Judy) TurekJR VorkMargarette WahlLynne WeixelKay J. Wight My haiku: stealing a momentto smell the hyacinthsI lower my mask– Patricia CarragonSilver Birch Press, Wearing A Mask Series, 6/14/2020.distant sirensrain beats harderthan ever– Patricia Carragon
“City Shadows” – Patricia Carragon
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, December 11, 2020
Happy to announce that Bear Creek Haiku took 3 recent haiku. Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen
Thank you Don Kingfisher Campbell for accepting my poem in this photo for Spectrum 25
Congrats to MARIELLE ASKEW, JESSE RAY TOVAR, TIM TIPTON, ELIZZABETH HAMILTON, JOSEPH NICKS, JACK G BOWMAN, VICTOR CASS, LAWRENCE BERGER, CARL STILWELL, EILEEN CAROLE, GT FOSTER, PEARL LEW, JAMES COATS, MARSHA GRIECO, JOE GRIECO, DAVID DEPHY, ELLARAINE LOCKIE, MEGHA SOOD, JUDY BARRAT, HEDY HABRA, CINDY RINNE, KATHRYN KUKLINSKI, PATRICIA CARRAGON, RICK LEDDY, JEFFRY MICHAEL JENSEN, ESTELA VICTORIA-CORDERO, DEAN OKAMURA, RS ROCHA, MARIA ILIOU, XRXN STXRR MXRTXNXZ, MARILYN STALDER-BURKE, ALICIA VIGUER-ESPERT, JACKIE CHOU, THOM GARZONE, GWENDOLYN FLEISCHER, STEPHANIE LOGAN, BILL CUSHING, ELLYN MAYBE, GARY JACOBELLY, CHRIS ASKEW, LORI WALL-HOLLOWAY, SHIH-FANG WANG, KELLY GREENE, CHARLES HARMON, PAULI DUTTON, COCO, LINDA NEAL, MIRA MATARIC, JOSHUA CORWIN, BETH BAIRD, THELMA T REYNA, RICHARD DUTTON, LISBETH COIMAN, PATRICIA MURPHY, JANE ENGLEMAN, SAMANTHA M, DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL.
Beat Generation, National Beat Poetry Anthology Virtual Launch Part 2, October 16, 2020, Local Gems Press
Thank you James Paul Wagner for selecting my recording of “Take Five.” So happy that this poem is in the anthology.
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for publishing my haiku. Congrats to Michael Ceraolo,Judith Partin-Nielsen, Dennis Rhodes, r soos, Paula Yup, Toma Rosen, t. kilgore splake, Teresinka Pereira, John McDonald, James B. Peters, Carl Mayfield, et al.
thinking of cats and haiku
while brushing my teeth
tell that to
the sleeping cat
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spillwords Press, October 23, 2020
Happy to have “Strange Fruit” in the current Jerry Jazz Musician Poetry reflecting the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a heated political season — Vol. 4 October 29, 2020. Thank you Joe Maita. Pleased to see my friends Ronald P. Bremner, Carrie Magness Radna, Linda Lerner, Jack Cooper, Prince A McNally, and Ermira Mitre
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alien Buddha Zine #16, May 31, 2020
Proud to be in Alien Buddha and thanks Red Focks for publishing Sad Eyes and This Vacant House. Pleased to share the honors with Francine Witte.
austerityplays dominoes— one person falls,then another,and another . . . personal shittakes precedence over charity when the hand that feeds can’t pay bills,buy bare necessities,is late with the rent . . .
sad eyes,the cat on 38th street,purrs by the stoop waits for food— eventually realizesthat her feeder can’t come today, tomorrow,or the day after . . . the cat’s dinner, leftover chicken à la trash— today’s menufor tomorrow, or the day after . . . ****************************** this vacant house
outside this vacant houseroses no longer grow at midpointtheir petals fell at sunset inside the housesadness occupies each roomexpresses emptiness broken windowscan’t forget what was pieces of ceilingfall like rose petals blackened budsgrow on damp walls the roof criesmore than ever ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Another Haiku/Senryu ShowcaseAlien Buddha Zine #17, 2020
Happy that Alien Buddha showcased my haiku. Thanks Red Focks. Kudos to Marie C. Lecrivain.
North Pole meltdown
polar bears seek immunity
on the counter
not for sale
******************* motherless kittens
by the garbage
ominous winds ******************** underneath the car
an orange tabby
The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Spring 2020
Happy to be in the Spring 2020 Issue of The Avocet. Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri.
bunny ears on Kitty
her expression a cat meme
harbinger of hope
grows in a vacant lot ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Orbis International Literary Journal, #192, June 2020
Thank you Carole Baldock, for accepting my poems, Almost Blue and the handkerchief. I’m so pleased to be part of this British Journal
(trumpet and vocals by Chet Baker)
my mood grows jazzy almost blue unlike robin’s egg nighttime or the Adriatic Sea closer to the wild Baptisia australis or Ajna’s doorway non-existent in a Crayola box or on a Pantone chart almost blue only I can see hear or feel my color has a face a voice a trumpet’s grief a heartbeat slow & broken
& eyes ears & handsarticulate more than words
it’s nighttime—he hides his head in a hoodie.a handkerchief tied tight, covers his mouth—skull-like,the front tooth missing. his eyesin between a threator apology. death lurks in the night. love’s being tested,his eyes more scaredthan mine.
So honored to be part of this colorful series. Thank you Roxanne Hoffman and Jack Cooper of Poets Wear Prada. Shout outs to Roxanne Hoffman, Jack Cooper, Mireya Perez Bustilo, Dorothy Friedman August, Prince A. McNally, Tantra-zawadi, Carrie Magness Radna, George Held, Iris N. Schwartz, Davidson Garrett, Anne Barbusse, Moe Seager, Karen Neuberg, John J. Trause, et al.
forbidden history walks down generation roads indelible stains from hurt and shamebleed more than menstruation broken women broken homesbroken spirits the kitchen or toilet not sanctuaries for escape lips sealed by rusty locks or fists can’t break free fear hides the truth takes a brushscrubs history in the sink or flushes it but hurt and shame don’t always end up clean or in the sewer some clog drains and pipes break locks or fists that keeps lips shut
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku:feline agenda make America purr again ~~~~~~~~~~~ snowflakes conceptual art on my sleeves ~~~~~~~~~~~ the Persian cat matches the weather camouflage in white ~~~~~~~~~~~ Valentine’s Day I’d rather kiss your cat than you ~~~~~~~~~~~ Valentine’s Day cat leaves heart-shaped poop inside your slippers ~~~~~~~~~~~ Valentine’s Day kitty kisses smell like tuna ~~~~~~~~~~~ Valentine’s Day cat ladies marry their fur babies A shout out to Steve Austerman, Mary Jo Balistreri, Michael Ceraolo, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.
Concrete Mist Anthology, 2020
To Heath Brougher of Concrete Mist Anthology, (Concrete Mist Press 2020), many thanks for accepting, “Ball and Chain” and “So What.”
Stardust Haiku, December 26, 2019 the Persian cat matches the weather camouflage in whiteWarm regards to Valentina Ranaldi-Adams for publishing me in her monthly journal. Congrats to fellow poet, John J. Dunphy.
Narrative Northeast, Haiku Corner 7, January 15, 2020
Thank you Pamela Hughes for posting Jazz Purrs,dedicated to steve dalachinskyin your haiku section of Narrative Northeast. Kudos to Aaron Barry, Anne Knupher, Edytta Anne Wojnar. Click on the link below;https://narrativenortheast.com/?page_id=6620
the Persian cat matches the weather camouflage in white
Appreciate being published in The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020. Thank you Charles Portolano. Kudos to Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton, Lisa Townsend, Michael E. Stone, Joe Bisicchia, Pyong (Byung) A. Fallgren, Susan Oleferuk, Conrad Gurtatowski, Eugene O’Connor, Marjorie Borden, Nancy L. Dahl, Julie A. Dickson
Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Strangers on the Shore.” Kudos to Austin, Alexis, Alan Braverman, Rosalie Calabrese, Kathryn Fazio, Art Gatti, Robert Gibbons, Patrick Hammer, Evie Ivy, Penelope Maguffin, Joshua Meander, Alexandra Portal, John A. Todras, and more. ___________________________________________________________________________ Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thank you Jeff Santosuosso for the honor to have my jazz poem, “My Way,” selected in your latest issue of Panoplyzine. Cheers to these wonderful writers: Jennifer Maloney, Lenny DellaRocca, Alec Solomita Susan Tepper, and others.
Thank you Charle Portolano, for honoring my haiku again. Kudos to F. D. Moeller , K. Millevolte, Charles Portolano, Marjorie Borden, John McPherson, Suzanne Cottrell, MaryJane Nordgren, Lynne Soulagnet
on Shore Promenade
hints of autumn
splash in puddles
her smile, the sun
sun heats up
sidewalks and tempers
clouds take refuge
the indoor cat
Clockwise Cat Felino Soriano Tribute Issue, September 2019
A big shoutout to Alison Ross for her devotion and hard work in getting out this beautiful issue dedicated to a beautiful soul and poet. I’m honored to have my poem, “Dust in the Wind” in this issue. Kudos to other poets, Cindy Hochman, Karen Neuberg, Annmarie Lockhart, Sheila Murphy, Heller Levinson, Heath Brougher, Connie Stadler, and more. Read the issue at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62841455/felino-soriano-tribute
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