Patsy Porco


The name of my blog, “Patsy Porco’s Blog: Free and Worth It!” came about through creativity and theft. One of my favorite authors, Lawrence Block, had a newsletter that he used to mail out to subscribers. The newsletter’s tagline was, “Free and worth every penny!” I suspect that he repurposed that phrase from the title of a book he read about pulp writers, which I think was called, A Penny A Word and Worth It! I took 1 – 3 words from Block’s phrase and 1 – 3 words from the book’s title, and came up with my blog title. It was only a matter of time before someone did.

I am a copy editor in New York City. I live in Norwalk, CT, with my purebred husband, and my mixed-breed son and dog.

I read all kinds of fiction, have been chewing nicotine gum for more than two decades, and nap daily, sometimes more.

If you would like to contact me, please send me an email at:

© 2011–2019 Patricia B. Porco

Please ask me for permission if you’re going to use anything from my blog. And please give attribution to my blog if you use anything. Thanks.

Here’s the semi-legal version of what I just said: Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patsy Porco and “Patsy Porco’s Blog: Free and Worth It!” with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

(This statement was copied from Nancy Roman’s blog, NotQuiteOld, and edited to reflect my information.)

  1. Hi! I think your blog is amazing, so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂
    You can check out the details at my post:

  2. My WordPress Reader recommended you. I’m glad I gave you a try because you sound like a great person and very funny. I’ll look forward to following your adventures.

  3. A wonderfully intelligent, witty and entertaining blog. So happy to have found it! Cheers

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