Articles, Biography, Essays, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Other Nonfiction: Project Management
Patricia Walkow’s biographical novel, The War Within, The Story of Josef, was published in June, 2016. It is the inspiring story of a Polish teenager captured in Poland in 1939 and forced to spend World War II as a slave laborer in Nazi Germany. The story follows the teenager through his late twenties.
Pat has written two newspaper columns in the past. One was titled “Ask Teacher” in the Bethlehem Globe Times (Pennsylvania), and the other was titled “Dog’s Day Out” in the Glendale News Press (California). Some of the “Dog’s Day Out” columns were printed in localized Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times. In addition, she co-authored a project management book, Where People and Projects Meet, and has written articles for Albuquerque, the Magazine, Corrales Comment, Corrales MainStreet News, as well as articles for a major corporation.
She was editor of Corrales MainStreet News for three years, co-editor of Corrales Writing Group 2013 Anthology, and editor of Currents: The Corrales Writing Group 2015 Anthology. She also has short stories in these anthologies and will have a new set of short stories published in Passages, the Corrales Writing Group’s 2016 anthology.
Title: The War Within, The Story of Josef
Publisher: Patricia Walkow/2016
Genre: Historical Fiction
The War Within, the Story of Josef is a biographical novel of Josef, a teenage Christian Polish slave laborer forced to work in Nazi Germany during World War II.
At the outset of the story, Josef awakens after his left leg is amputated due to an accident in the factory where he worked in Southern Germany. A talented mechanic, even at his young age, Josef has a natural ability to understand, repair and fabricate machinery. Because of his usefulness, his life is spared, although slave laborers are normally considered expendable, and when injured are summarily executed. German citizens are prohibited from helping slave laborers. Yet, Willie, a German ambulance driver only a few years older than Josef, saves Josef’s life by taking him to the hospital and allowing him to recuperate in his own home.
This story offers a window into the ways some Germans broke the rules to help their declared enemies. It offers the reader a view into the lives of ordinary people through the last two years of World War II, Allied occupation, near-starvation, and the agonizing decision to leave Europe and settle in a new land.
The War Within, the Story of Josef won 1st place in Biography, 2017 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest and 1st place in Historical Biography, 2017 National Indie Press Awards. It is listed as a recommended read by Military Writers Society of the United States.
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Currents: Corrales Writing Group 2015 Anthology
♦ Editor, Contributor
Publisher: CreateSpace (2015)
“A Cross to Bear” ♦ Short Story
“How About Some Honesty?” ♦ Essay
“Vanquished” ♦ Short Story
“The Far Moist End of the Earth” ♦ Short Story
“The Lady on the Landing” ♦ Short Story
“Tiger” ♦ Short Story
Currents is an anthology of work from the Corrales Writing Group for the year 2015. It includes humor, fiction, essays and memoir.
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Anthology: Corrales Writing Group 2013 Anthology
♦ Co-editor, Contributor
Publisher: CreateSpace (2013)
“Revelation” ♦ Short Story
“The Aristocrat” ♦ Short Story
“The War Within, the Story of Josef” ♦ Book Excerpt
This anthology is a compilation of work written by members of the Corrales Writing Group, located in central New Mexico. It includes memoirs, essays, poetry and fiction that will make the reader laugh, cry, smile and reminisce. Topics range from war, to marriage, to love, to wonder of the universe.
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Title: Where People and Projects Meet
♦ Co-author: Mariette Keshishian
Publisher: Keshishian & Walkow (2010)
Genre: Business Book
People….they can make a project successful, or they can make it a certain failure, without intentionally trying to do either. Here are tools and techniques for understanding and managing the people side of projects.
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Short Story/Essay Collections
“The Christmas Letter”
“The Far Moist End of the Earth-Reverend Jefferson”
“No Laughing Matter”
“The View from the Office”
“The Zero Percent Raise”
“Our 9/11 Story” (with Walter Walkow)
Anthology: Passages: A Corrales Writing Group Anthology
Publisher: CreateSpace (2017)
Passages is the fourth anthology from the Corrales Writing Group. It contains not only humor, fiction, essay, and memoir but the creative work of nineteen artists from the Corrales area. Passages contains all interior artwork in glorious color.
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“Love’s Assassin” ♦ Short Story
“It Sounded Like a Good Idea” ♦ Short Story
“Reflections on a Pond” ♦ Short Story
Anthology: Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology
Publisher: CreateSpace (2014)
This anthology is a compilation of work written by members of the Corrales Writing Group, located in central New Mexico. It includes memoirs, humor, philosophy, fantasy, poignancy, whimsy and fiction that will make the reader laugh, cry, smile, and reminisce. Topics range from romance, to travel, multiple types of aviation, jokes, the meaning of life, sailing, village life, close encounters with wild animals, a burial, an automobile accident, a bedtime and a children’s story.
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“It Sounded Like a Good Idea” ♦ Sonderers Magazine / Adventure Issue, July/August 2017
“The Lady on the Landing” ♦ Down in the Dirt Magazine, Anthology: Hands that Hurt / May 2017
“The Impossibility of Buying Light Bulbs” ♦ Talking Soup / May 2017
“It’s a Lot of Work being God” ♦ Sonderers Magazine / Nature Issue, May 2017
“The View from the Office” ♦ Lemon Quarterly / Work Issue, April 2017
“Now, I Can Laugh” ♦ Quail Bell Review / March 2017
“Reunion” ♦ Collaborative romance story with Sandi Hoover and Tom Neiman ♦ Criterion: an International Journal in English / February 2017
“RailRunner Romance” ♦ Collaborative romance story with Tom Neiman and Chris Allen ♦ Criterion: an International Journal in English / February 2017
“How Long Have you Lived in New Mexico?” ♦ Prime Time / August 2016
“Seniors Form Writing Group and Produce Award-Winning Anthologies” ♦ Prime Time / June 2016
“Only in NM” ♦ Joint article by Corrales Writing Group ♦ New Mexico Magazine / December 2015
“It’s Just Down the Street” ♦ Albuquerque, the Magazine / February 2012
“Pet Perfect” ♦ Albuquerque, the Magazine / September 2011
“Near & Dear” ♦ Albuquerque, the Magazine / February 2011
“Never Take a Tamale for Granted” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Winter 2010
“Jane Butel’s Corrales Kitchen now Classroom” ♦ Corrales Comment, Vol. XXIX / August 5, 2010
“Corrales’ Innovative Schools of the Past 1960s-1980s” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Summer 2009
“Building in Harmony” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Spring 2009
“Listening to the Call” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Spring 2009
“Composers of Frozen Music” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Winter 2008
“Sidewalks of Corrales” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Winter 2008
“The Welcoming Gates of Corrales” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Winter 2008
“Artists of a Different Stroke” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Fall 2008
“Railroad History is Alive & Well in Corrales” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Summer 2008
“Rites of Spring in Corrales” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Spring 2008
“Corrales Historic Buildings Home to Ghostly Residents” ♦ Corrales MainStreet News / Winter 2007
“Find Ways to Live with Coyotes” ♦ Corrales Comment, Vol. XX, No.1 / February 25, 2001