Patricia O’Connor

Patricia O’Connor decided she wanted to be a writer when she was nine-years-old following a reading binge brought on by an unrelenting bout of strep throat and an abiding love of Louisa May Alcott. The fever passed, as did her zeal for all things Alcott, but her love of the written word persists. She has been an assistant editor at Albuquerque Living Magazine, a freelance feature journalist for Art of the West, Southwest Airlines, and Seattle Weekly magazines, among others. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Brain, Child magazine, which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize.  Currently, Patricia teaches English full time at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Stories by Patricia O’Connor:

  • Private Ceremonies

    I had only a minute while I waited for the doctor to meet my patient. I grabbed a plastic cup and a pregnancy test from the lab and slipped into the bathroom. This is one of the perks of working at an abortion clinic – all the pregnancy tests you can take. My husband Jeff […]–Read more

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