As a toddler, Patrick C. Greene was creating horrors in crayon and magic marker upon every available surface. Not surprisingly, he soon discovered comic books and immersed himself in the fantastic worlds found therein. Horror fiction and films came next, and despite spending nights of terror hiding under covers, he always found himself drawn back to tales of dark fates.
Greene cut his fangs in the screenwriting business but found his true calling in the world of prose fiction of the kind his heroes King, Barker and Koontz create.
With the success of his first novel PROGENY, and the upcoming THE CRIMSON CALLING from Hobbes End Publishing, Greene presents a brand of horror as emotional as it is terrifying, as engaging as it is suspenseful.
Living at night, deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Greene answers the call of his morbid muse when not enjoying monstrous helpings of horror, kung fu and doom metal.
Please help me welcome Patrick C Green to Roadie Notes……..
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
My first was written onto the walls of my mother’s womb, using the fingernails of a latent twin I absorbed. It was only eighteen words but if anyone ever reads them, it will send them plummeting into madness for all eternity.
2. How many books have you written?
I’m polishing my fourth novel now. Countless short stories besides that.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
In terms of taboo subjects; no. If I feel I can’t do a topic or character-type justice, I will wait till I have thoroughly researched before trying. But I do enjoy challenging my writing boundaries.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
Married, two sons, night security at an upscale hotel.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
My current WIP, whose title is yet to be determined, is perhaps my most personal and enjoyable to write. My first, PROGENY, was a reflection of many aspects of my relationship with my oldest son, so that holds some water. The Crimson Calling, first in The Sanguinarian Journals, was for my wife. Thus, it’s hard to settle on one. I try to challenge myself and grow with each successive effort
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Difficult to think in terms of an inspiration or catalyst. It’s more of a sentient need which requires a vehicle, which is me.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a fitness, film and martial arts buff. I watch a lot of movies -horror of course, but also old school Hong Kong kung fu flicks. As a former fighter, I still train. But writing is fun to me, or at least the first stages, when the story is blasting its way out.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
Maybe a drink or two, and a couple of days trying not to write.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
I rarely write at home. My job allows a good deal of down time and solitude and my gym also has a comfortable lobby that works well for the later, polishing stages, with a productive atmosphere and something to do during breaks.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would love to find a happy medium between being satisfied with a story and being a perfectionist.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
Famous writer would be nice. It’s not like writers get mobbed or constantly pestered by tabloid media, so famous is a relative term for a writer. If I can make writing a source of comfortable income that would be just fine.
12. Where do you live?
In the mountains of Western North Carolina, just outside of weird-ass Asheville.
Six cats. SIX!
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I kind of like solitude, maybe too much. That, and surprising myself with what comes out of my brain and heart.
15. What is coming next for you?
Hard to say precisely what will literally release next. I just finished a Halloween-set novel with which I’m fairly pleased. Another new novel, Under Wicked Sky, is about to enter a sort of overhaul process. In the meantime, I have several short stories which will release as ebooks over the next few months.
I will likely delve into non-fic at some point, to write about my other passion, martial arts.
You can connect with Patrick C Greene here:
My blog site is http://www.PatrickCGreene.com
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