Poetry News: My poem, “First Night,” will be on display during the month of April in Dublin, CA, as part of the City of Dublin’s Poetry Walk. A map of the location of all the poems will be available at ViewlessWings.com . “First Night” won an award in the 2021 Writer’s Digest Poetry Competition.

“Musings Amidst a Drought” and “Chance Encounter” will be published in the Las Positas anthology Havik, in May 2023.

Young Adult Novel


Four teens

Two worlds

One perilous summer

A fantasy novel for young adults, Traitor in the Realm is now available through bookstores and on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart.

Teen artist, Kallan MacKinnon, becomes trapped with her family in a medieval kingdom that’s under attack. She and her foster brother, Matthew Webbe, tangle with magical beings and prehistoric creatures in their attempt to reach the gateway back to Earth before it closes forever. Their friendship is tested when they meet magically gifted twins from the new world. Is it worth risking their lives to save a foreign realm from a homegrown threat? How much are they willing to sacrifice in exchange for safe passage home?

An Amazon #1 New Release in Teen and Young Adult Alternative Family Fiction

Maps, cover, and interior artwork by Susan Marchand.


Editorial Reviews:

In the grand storytelling tradition of The HobbitThe Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Eragon, Patricia Boyle enchants with her YA fantasy, Traitor in the Realm, Book One in the Series: Next World Over. Constructing an entire new world of adventure, Boyle engages us with believable characters who, in fighting against evil, discover amazing gifts within themselves. Each challenge evokes renewed courage and fires new friendships. Yet the story remains unpredictable and illusive, as every good story should—until the end.

~Kate Farrell, author of Story Power: Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories.

In Traitor in the Realm, by Patricia J. Boyle, fifteen-year-old Kallan, the daughter of a paleontologist, discovers a pre-historic-looking toothed bird that should have died out millions of years ago. Grandpa’s property has always seemed magical to Kallan and her foster brother, but when they enter an undiscovered tunnel, they soon find themselves in a real magical world, full of curious creatures. If you’re a fan of fantasy, you’ll love Boyle’s exciting story, filled with vivid details and memorable characters. Highly recommended.

Penny Warner, author of the three-time award-winning middle-grade series, The Code Busters Club.

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