Patricia McConnel

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Patricia McConnel (born 1931) is an American writer living in Arizona, best known for her autobiographical novel Sing Soft, Sing Loud (1989) based on her life as a drug mule and prisoner.[1][2][3][4]


  • Awarded two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1984 The Avarian was selected as one of the Ten best PEN short stories of 1984[5]


  1. ^ "Sing Soft, Sing Loud". Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ SING SOFT, SING LOUD by Patricia McConnel | Kirkus Reviews.
  3. ^ Thomas, Cullen (2013-10-03). "Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Patricia McConnel". The Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  4. ^ Page, JoAnne (1989-06-02). "Troubling Tales of `Jailface' Survival". The Christian Science Monitor. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  5. ^ "Patricia McConnel (1932-)". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-08-10.