My Stories

 Uncle Shelby

The story that won for me my first liar’s contest.


Agnes and Phil     Video- Agnes & Phil

A love story… about a pair of socks. (Socks mate for life, you know.)

Hi, Jack     Video - Pat tells Jack'e story 

Jack, Jack Spratt, Jack and Jill, Little Jack Horner, Jack Frost, Jack Be Nimble and even more Jacks inhabit this story about…, ahmmmm, Jack!

Mama's Miracle     Video- Mama's Miracle

When I was seven years old, I was convinced my mama had worked a miracle. For a little girl living in a Catholic community, this was powerful indeed. It only took me 36 years to finally come full-circle with this story.
Sister Cecelia introduced miracles to our 2nd grade class.  I was intrigued.  Entranced.  And determined to see a miracle on my own.  A few weeks later, when my mom pulled an enormous man out of the backseat of a sinking car.  I KNEW she’d worked a miracle and that wonderful things were bound to happen because of it.  It just took a while.

Hag of Plymouth

Plymouth Harbour is haunted, haunted by a girl whose lover is lost at sea, whose wedding dress hangs in her bedroom, a grim reminder of what should have been, a girl who waits and waits and waits for a ship that never comes.

Rum Cake

Every Christmas I make rum cakes. Due to its high alcoholic content, this particular cake ended up feeding the birds - and that’s when the fun began!

Donal and Kate

What happens when a husband is spirited away, to a place where time does not exist, while his wife spends her days, and her youth, searching for him? And when he’s rescued, he doesn’t know her.