Name: Patrick Royal
Age: 46 on the 19th of March
Where are you from?
Patrick: originally born in Virginia, raised in Hobart, In., and have resided in Ky. for nine years.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life
Patrick: I have a few loves. Wood work, wood carve, paint, draw, and write.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Patrick: Hellfire has contracted “Whispering Dead”, and is due to be released August 2012.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Patrick: I have always wanted to be. A writer, which is weird because as a kid I hated to read. I guess what got me interested in writing was the awesome reaction of whom ever read my creation.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Patrick: That would have to be after I wrote my first manuscript. I believe you’re a writer whether you’re published or not. You should write because you love it, not for success.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Patrick: The desire to create.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Patrick: Third person.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Patrick: The young boy , Jacob, discovered things from his closet, so I named it Jacob’s Closet.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Patrick: Good v/s evil.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Patrick: All fiction.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
Patrick: All books have because it reading drives me to create.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Patrick: Stephen King.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Patrick: Clive Barker’s Dream Weaver.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Patrick: I like Kiera Kroft, Robin Ranee Ray.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Patrick: Mind Shadows I: SHATTERED, Whispering Dead, and Sleep Stalker.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Patrick: An Editor named Sassy Sipe.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Patrick: Scary movies.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
MIND SHADOWS I: SHATTERED
Coming March 30th, 2012
All multi-published, award winning horror author, Tom Elliot, wanted was to move to the country for a change of scenery and relaxation. In the country-side of southern Illinois, he had picked out a wonderful spot, miles away from the closest neighbor and even further away from civilization.Nevertheless, upon writing his next best seller, he struggled to get started. Many thoughts ran through his head, and he wondered if he had made a mistake moving from the big city Chicago. Could it be as his best friend, Michael Gully, had said? Being in the country has taken him out of his element. That he couldn’t quite answer, yet.
Once establishing words on paper, Tom is unaware that his imagination is getting the best of him and runs rampage. The very characters that he creates will torment him, driving him to a state of mind that will disable him from distinguishing fiction from reality.
Coming August 2012!
All Danny and Erin Shelton wanted was to fulfill their dream; to live in a big house overlooking an ocean. It seemed that they won the lotto when a realtor accepted their bid, and they became the new home owners of a beachfront house and a small bait shop. Nevertheless, they seemed to get more than they bargained for because shortly after they move in, terrifying occurrences begin emerging. Does the house hold a dark secret? Or something more sinister?
When was the last time you had a horrifying nightmare that seemed to stay with you for days?What about having one so disturbing that it left you leery of falling asleep because of the fear that it would revisit you? Ever recall one of these nightmares where you were being chased or hunted?
Have you ever heard of the saying that if you die in your sleep, you die in real life? This all sounds far-fetched; however, in this terrifying tale it’s very true.
SLEEP STALKER takes you into the lives of a group of people who are experiencing nightmares; however, they are a bit more than just bad dreams.
After numerous reports of an outbreak of nightmares, unexplainable deaths begin to occur. Then three decades later, it happens again. There is speculation that the deaths are at the hands of a demon. Is it a Demon or something more sinister? If it is a demon, can it be stopped?
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Patrick: Distinguishing what publishers and editor want. It seems they all want different things.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Patrick: Stephen King. I love how he takes the reader into his character’s heads. It also amazes me how he an write ten pages about someone crossing the street.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Patrick: When I’m promoting a book, I like to go anywhere someone will have me. I make it a priority to get into the newspapers and on the TV news.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Patrick: SHATTERED and Whispering Dead are by Hellfire Publishing. Sleep Stalker is by Wild Child Publishing.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Patrick: I sometimes have problems with POV issues.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Patrick: Yes, I seem to learn something every time I write a new book. I call it honing your skills.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Patrick: Keep writing and never give up. For every rejection, there’s a lesson to be learned. Don’t get discourage, It makes one a better writer, plus it’s all part of it.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Patrick: thanks for choosing to read my creation.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done ?
Patrick: A wood-smith