Stories with monsters have always been the most interesting to me. They could be a shadow hanging on a streetlight in a plant-warped apocalypse. They could be a lonely killer on a cursed island powered by a phantom force. They could be a god-like demon locked in deep space counting constellations. Monsters are what interest me as a writer, artist, and storyteller. In my books and through my stories, I build monsters to understand what it is to be human.
My name is Patrick W. Marsh, and I’m the author of the novels Beware the Ills and the book series the Greenland Diaries. I’ve also released four short story anthologies. I have studied creative writing at three different colleges, been blogging for half-a-decade, and been both traditionally and self-published. I’m a father of four. My wife is a photographer and plant enthusiast.
My books are dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Some stories are told straight from me in my voice. Others are journals of survivors, or the perspectives of the abominations themselves. I always tell people who read my writing that If you like a good monster, this fiction is right up your alley.
For more info about my credentials and publications you can look below:
The Smell (Film/screenwriter credit) for Chunky Milk Productions click HERE to watch
Lobo (fiction) published on Calliope.
9 – 5 (poetry) published on Dagda Publishing.
Giants (fiction) published on The Quail Bell Quarterly.
The Piano Loft (poetry) published on Parachutes.
The Water Palace (fiction) published in Dark Futures Annual.
A Pearl Scarecrow (fiction) published in Spooky Halloween Drabbles.
Bullets and Broth (non-fiction) published in Realities.
In the Oven (poetry) published in Under Construction.
La Ropa De Mi Familia (poetry) published in Coon Rapids Review 05.
Firewalker (poetry) published in Coon Rapids Review 04.
Interview with the Sun Post about me. To read the interview, please click here.
Conventions & Appearances (Vendor, Guest, Panelist, Moderator)
Crypticon, CONvergence, Whiz Bang Days, Marscon, Arcana, 13 Gears, Chapel Con, Books and Beer, Minicon, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and Marscon.
Writer-in-residence at the Robbin Art Gallery 2016 – 2018. Honorarium recipient North Hennepin Community College Spring 2017. Honorarium recipient Elk River Library Fall 2014. Former contributor to Associated Content. Editor and founder of Calamities Press. Member of the Greenhorn Book Expo. 1st Place winner Connecting With Art Contest 05. Winner best use of line in 2018 48 Four Festival for “The Smell.”
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 helping me beyond reading my stories 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading my blog and work.