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Patricia Bell is a writer and a freelance editor and proofreader. Her short stories, poems, and non-fiction articles have been published in anthologies, literary journals, and online. Her short story “Dandelion Clocks” won first prize in the 2021 New Zealand Society of Authors Graeme Lay Short Story Competition, and her fiction has twice been highly commended in national competitions. 

Patricia was born in Northern Ireland to a Presbyterian minister from Belfast and a teacher from Motherwell, Scotland, which probably explains a lot. She now lives with her daughter in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a trained singer and musical theatre performer, a bird nerd and conservation advocate, a proudly loud feminist, and a born-again agnostic. 

The Library of Unfinished Business is her first novel.