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. He said it was “free and worth every penny.” I believe 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 some words from Block’s phrase and some words from the book’s title, and came up with my blog title. Reconfiguration is the highest form of imitation, they say. (Okay, they really don’t.)

I am a copy editor for a company based in NYC. I live in Norwalk, CT, with my husband and son.

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

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

© 2011–2017 Patricia B. Porco

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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