Writing/Creating for BIG People

Pattycake Productions is my full-service creative service agency founded by me, Patricia J. Murphy, owner and chief creative officer, which encompasses both my work for BIG and little people.

Through the years, I have offered a variety of services for BIG PEOPLE including brand and integrative marketing, corporate and marketing communications, copywriting, public/​media relations, sales promotional writing, social media, sports marketing, ideation and innovation work for everyone from Fortune 500 companies, advertising and promotional agencies to non-profits organizations, and sports teams. Lucky me.

For LITTLE PEOPLE, I write fiction, narrative non-fiction, and poetry for children's school/​library, trade, and educational publishers, as well as children's television script writing, and interactive reading and writing programs and workshops. (Please see My "Little People" page for specifics and samples.) As you will see, there is a cross over at times (e.g. families, parents, teachers, and children!)

Below, I offer a variety of writing samples from my BIG PEOPLE work. I am happy to share additional details and samples upon request.


SCBWI Books for Readers Worldwide Book Drive

I am honored and humbled to be working as the Literacy Creative Consultant for the SCBWI--The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Currently, I am working on our first literacy initiative--SCBWI BOOKS FOR READERS WORLDWIDE BOOK DRIVE. I pitched this idea to SCBWI last summer, and am helping to create, publicize, and promote this program to increase book access for readers in need worldwide as well as to advance the mission of SCBWI. Below is a link to the web site in which I created content for our members. (Please come back for additional pieces!)

Highlights Parenting: YOUR CHILD AND YOU

On top of writing for HIGHLIGHTS and HIGH FIVE (The Little Sister of HIGHLIGHTS), I am now contributing to the HIGHLIGHTS' You and Your Child web site. Watch for features from me on a all kinds of parenting issues and family fun! Below is a link to my most recent story on...making the best snowman ever!!!

BeCause Foundation

Working with the BeCause Foundation's latest work-in-progress--the BeCause Scholarships' program, I have had the pleasure of writing/​editing web copy, white pages, development letters, as well as researching potential sponsors, partners, donors, and more.

McGraw Hill Education

MHE Inspire Science Career Kids

I've had the pleasure of working with McGraw-Hill Education on a variety of projects surrounding their math and science product lines. Below are a samples via files and/​​or links.

Peaceable Kingdom

I can't say enough about how much I love "greeting" cards for PK! I love everything about PK-- from its mission, to its products, and its people--especially my creative director/​art directors with whom I am working.

In addition to greeting cards, I recently had the pleasure of writing two "camp survival guides" for girls and boys for them. They are now available online, in their catalog, and at stores across the country.

These titles are:

The Best-Ever, Fun Filled Summer Camp Journal –for GIRLS ONLY! (Peaceable Kingdom, Berkeley, CA, 2016).

My Summer Camp Journal, A Super Fun, Joke-Filled, Fill-in-the-Blank, Activity Book for Kids—And MORE! (Peaceable Kingdom, Berkeley, CA, 2016).

Pearson Publishing

With Pearson, I've had the opportunity to write copy for a number of its latest and upcoming products' micro-sites and constant contact emails.

Centurion, Inc.

Centurion, Inc. is an industry leading purveyor and printer of top tier business essentials located in a Northwest Suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

Pattycake Productions began working with Centurion, Inc. in '07 with its catalog, web site, and monthly special ads. Their creative partnership produced timeless communications, marketing, and promotional pieces.

To view Pattycake's work on the catalog, the web site, recent ads--and a multi-media presentation, please click on the links below.

McDonalds's and DreamWorks Animation

Yes, that's right. I had the honor of working with Leo Burnett/​ARC Worldwide to create the entire PARENTS section for McD's NEW online kid community recently launched with DREAMWORKS' Shrek III and SONY'S SURF'S UP movie campaigns.

In addition, I also brainstormed and wrote many of the offline adventures encouraging physical activity. Check out two of the activities below.

CV and Publication Lists

Available upon request.