About & Welcome

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 have always made the world more palatable to me. On this blog, in my books, and through my stories I build monsters to understand what it is to be human. I want people to know why the scary things 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 three short story anthologies Seven MonstersI Sing Constellations, and The Drum. I’m also the Writer-in-Residence at the Robbin Gallery. I’m a father of four, and my wife is a photographer and plant enthusiast. 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.

On Monday, I publish a collection of musings called Monday Musings. Then on every Wednesday (if possible), I post a new and unique fiction short story. They’re sometimes from the same universes 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 basementsaid@gmail.com. I will respond. I have emotions. Thank you for reading my blog and work.

author photo with millie

-Patrick W. Marsh

206 thoughts on “About & Welcome

  1. I love your writing. You are so talented and gifted. I can so relate to your personal writing and how you write. It makes perfect sense to me that you talk about your illness relating to it as a monster. I have used those type of terms often as well including calling it a beast and other similar things because that it was it is. It comes back and rears its very ugly head when you least expect it etc. I have only been blogging for about a month and a half. I love to write and am in the process of writing my memoir of living, surviving and thriving with severe Bipolar Disorder and PTSD and a few other labels but that is enough for now l want to share my story to help other people and to increase awareness and educate people and to reduce the huge stigma. My memoir has a long way to go as far as organizing it better etc. I though tI would write on my new blog for many reasons. I hope I can get more followers to get some feedback. I want to figure out how to get better at blogging which is kind of hard for me right now as I am not a very tech savvy kind of gal but I am trying to learn and then once I get better at this blogging then I want to get back to finishing my memoir as well. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I can’t wait to read your next post. I thoroughly enjoy your style of writing and your words.

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  2. nickhxxver

    The way you write is a huge inspiration. I want to become a blogger/writer about the same way you are, but everyone is different. I relate to most of your stories, and I cannot wait to read more.

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