My real name is Patrick and I am a speculative fiction author and songwriter based on the Central Coast of California.
I'm a thirty-something husband and father who spent my early years reading Marvel comics, writing and illustrating comics of my own, learning the secrets of the ooze, the balance of the force, the deeper magic from before the dawn of time, awakening the wind fish, shooting marbles and slamming pogs, collecting and trading Pokémon cards, rescuing the Tribals from Mizar and his drones, restoring Hyrule and becoming the Hero of Time, searching the scriptures, studying eschatology, and feeling just as—if not more—fascinated with the worlds created by Shakespear, Dickens, Salinger, and Steinbeck; as with those of Rowling, King, Lewis, and Tolkien.
On occasion, I'll use a run-on sentence for effect.
My debut novel is a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel titled The Withering, and it is set to be published by Ambassador International (book launch date TBD).
I've a rather strange and varied array of experiences under my belt. I won first place in a county wide poetry contest at age 15 for a poem called Reading By The Lake. I served as the editor for the "Investigations" page of my high school newspaper. I have written hundreds of songs and toured across the country with a rock band (My band is called Oh My Land if you are curious, and you can listen to us on all the major music streaming platforms). I spent a year working on major productions in Hollywood and I spent a couple years thereafter working in a steel fabrication shop. I worked on an ambulance for five years as an EMT and later as a Paramedic.
Since 2015 I have been making a living as a commercial photographer. My wife and I also own an online fabric store called Cottoneer Fabrics. I've spent the last decade balancing the demands of school, work, and parenting, with writing my first novel in the late hours of the night when all is finally quiet. I currently reside in the wine country of Paso Robles, CA with my wife and two children (G11 + B8)
Loaves + Fishes
10% of all my proceeds from book sales will go to feeding local families in need through Loaves + Fishes in my hometown of Paso Robles, California.