Patricia Florio is a Norman Mailer Fellowship Contest finalist.  She was awarded a nonfiction workshop under the instruction of J. Michael Lennon, author of A Double Life,Norman Mailer's official biographer, at the Norman Mailer House in Provincetown, Mass. 

Patricia also received second place honors for her nonfiction story Theresa  in Allthingsif Magazine, in 2012.  

Her featured story All in the Game was published by Phyllis Scott Publishing in 2011, Phyllis Thomas, Editor, based on a fictional romp with Hemingway. 

Patricia's short story Golden Boy was published in Issue 2 of the Spring/Summer 2013 anthology of Newtown Literary, A Queens based literary journal.

Patricia was the travel writer of the month for, an online e-zine where she continues to write and contribute her travel stories and her photography.

Patricia has also interviewed and profiled local talent for the Scene Page of the Two River Times, a Red Bank weekly, then under the ownership of Geraldo Rivera and Eileen Moon, Editor.