The world has always made more sense to me with monsters in it. Whether it is a shadow hanging on a streetlight in a plant-warped apocalypse, a lonely killer on a cursed island powered by a phantom force, or a god-like demon locked in deep space counting constellations, monsters make the world more palatable to me. Why? I know exactly why a skinless abomination crawling out of a haunted well is beautiful and essential. They represent a mirror to reflect our own humanity. I feel like my characters act honest in the presence of a monster. On this blog, in my books, I make monsters to understand what it is to be human. I want people to know why they are important to me. There is always more to the monster than you think.
My name is Patrick W. Marsh and I’m the author of the novels Beware the Ills and the Greenland Diaries. I’ve released two short story anthologies Seven Monsters and I Sing Constellations. I’m also the former editor and founder of Calamities Press. I’m the Writer-in-Residence at the Robbin Gallery. I’m a father of four, and my wife is a photographer. I studied creative writing at three different colleges, been blogging for half-a-decade, and I’ve been both self-published and traditionally published. For more info about my credentials and publications you can click on Press & Cred.
My books are dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with variations on the apocalypse, epic fantasy, and journals.They always have amazing monsters in them. I like common settings in uncommon styles, with moralistic characters battling against supernatural forces that are the product of their own personalities. Click on books to learn more.
I publish three different posts per week on this blog. On Monday, I publish a collection of musings called Monday Musings. On Tuesday, I publish a fantastic serialized story called Chains, a horror/mystery which takes place in Norse Mythology. Then on every Wednesday, I post a new and unique fiction short story. They’re usually from the same universe my books take place in so you’re rewarded if you’ve put in the time with my novels. They vary between fantasy, horror, and science fiction. They’re great, and totally free. I’ve been wanting to write stories like these my entire life.
Thank you for giving my voice a chance, and for supporting me. I’m also on Patreon. This is all I do for a living, so if you feel like supporting me beyond reading my stories and books, please visit my Patreon page to see how you could help. The rewards are fantastic. Please follow me on social media. I love to interact with people. If you need to get a hold of me, please email me at email@example.com. I will respond. I have emotions. Thank you for reading my blog and work.
-Patrick W. Marsh