I got to know Patrick in 2013 when I sent a short story to Calamities Press, a website he admined. Then I sent them another short story and it became a series, Patrick was always very kind and encouraging towards my writing and he helped me a lot in starting out as an English language writer. I’ve read the first volume of his series The Greenwood Diaries, which was a dark and chilling read. I read it in the middle of the summer but it still sent shivers down my spine. It has a very special atmosphere and unique monsters. Patrick also writes non-fiction about the dark things of life which inspire his monster. These pieces are very touching and honest and made me cry on more than one occasion.
1.What are you currently working on and what is it about?
I’m currently working on a collection of nonfiction essays for traditional publication, which deal with me using monsters to confront my depression. It is a very much a “How I Got This Way” sort of story, only with more faceless abominations and brutal antidotes about self-mutilation and suicide. I’m also releasing a collection of fictional documents about a monster contained in a forest in a dystopian future called, DOL 39. This will be released on the Kindle on Black Friday. DOL 39 is a fictional metaphor about trying to contain my mental illness and how I use a variety of forces to stay in control. I’m also working on the third book in my Greenland Diaries series, Days 141 – 200. This will be released in Fall of 2017. I will also be publishing nonfiction essays on my blog, along with flash fiction from the universe’s of my novels.