About Me/Autobiography

About Me (revised)

Patricia Minson writing as Grey Hen With A Pen

Grey Hen With A Pen
About Me Stories


Photo and logo by Anne Saddler

“You never know who you’re inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.” Amaka Imani Nkosazana


Hello. Welcome to my ‘About Me’ page. My name is Patricia, I live with my husband and dog in the suburbs of a small port, in the county of Cornwall, in the far South West of England. I’m a former Adult Education Tutor and Funeral Celebrant.

I’m most at ease writing non-fiction pieces however, I’m a versatile writer. I like to stretch myself by writing in other forms and genres. As well as writing fiction, I enjoy penning articles, essays, memoir, short stories, art reviews and opinion pieces. I am currently 40,500+ words into a hybrid biographical novel, and 50,000+ words and twenty-five chapters into a romance novel.

I am a member of a critique group honing my poetry skills. I was delighted when in November (2022) my poem ‘The Memories I Never Had’ was printed in the Popshot Quarterly magazine. My poem ‘Borrowed Shoes’ was featured in the October 2023 issue of Writing Magazine.

My focus during 2023 is to enter a wide variety of writing competitions in the hope of adding a win or two to my writing C.V. (and earn a little prize money). My short story ‘The Sky Is Always Blue’ is one of 25 out of 424 entries shortlisted in the Wells Literary Festival competition — results to be announced on the 30th October 2023. Another four of my short stories have been short-listed in 2023.

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Me aged 16 years photo by Anne Saddler

My writing credits on Medium

One of the 1000 most read writers to receive a $500 bonus from Medium members (April 2021)

‘Distributed’ writer of fiction, articles and poetry

Designated ‘Top Writer’ in Fiction (2019); ‘Top Writer’ in Short Story (2019); ‘Top Writer’ in Poetry (2020)

Owner of these publications

Ink Thinks: on the art and craft of writing

The Hen’s Teeth: a hotchpotch of articles and more

Blogarhythms: articles on modern music and the music industry

Ted photo by Anne Saddler


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Grey Hen With A Pen
About Me Stories

Patricia Minson writes poems, short stories, and articles on a variety of subjects from Art & Writing to Spirituality & True Crime.