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. 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. I’m 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.
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.
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.
For more info about my credentials and publications you can click on look below.
Publications (or places I’ve been published)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. A Marking Diamond (fiction) published on Calamities Press. 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 Firewalker (poetry) published in Coon Rapids Review 04 La Ropa De Mi Familia (poetry) published in Coon Rapids Review 05.
Conventions & Appearances (Vendor, Guest, Panelist, Moderator) Crypticon, Convergence, Whiz Bang Days, Marscon, Minicon, Arcana, 13 Gears, and Marscon. At each event I sell my books, do some paneling, and sometimes a reading. Miscellaneous Honorarium recipient Elk River Library Fall 2014. Honorarium recipient North Hennepin Community College Spring 2017. 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.
Interviews & Audio Interview with Dark Futures about the Greenland Diaries and my appearance at Crypticon 2015. To find the interview please click here. Interview with Random Redhead Ramblings about my book series the Greenland Diaries. To find the interview please click here. Reading of my Flash Fiction piece A Phantom Train by Bob at his radio station Bob’s Short Story Hour. To enjoy this reading, please click here to listen. Reading of my Flash Fiction piece Fairy Lake by Bob at his Radio Station Bob’s Short Story Hour. To enjoy this reading, please click here to listen. Interview about The Greenland Diaries on Bob’s Short Story Hour. To listen to the interview please click here. Interview with author Fanni Suto on Ink, Maps, and Macaroons. To read the interview, please click here. Interview with author R.F. Dunham on his author page. To read the interview, please click here. Interview with the Daily Dead about the Greenland Diaries. To read the interview, please click here. Interview with the Sun Post about me. To read the interview, please click here. Writer-in-Residence Through a collaboration of creative madness with Alex Wasnick, a good friend of mine and brilliant artist, I learned about a wonderful and downright charming venue in Robbinsdale, Minnesota called the Robbin Gallery. A former library in Robbinsdale, the space has been morphed into a small gallery filled with antiques, art, and the stench of old books. After doing a few events at this space, author readings, and whatnot, Alex offered me a position as writer-in-residence at the Robbin Gallery. I accepted of course, I actually like to do readings about my work. I especially love talking about the Greenland Diaries since I love the monsters in it. Of course, the first book and 100 days takes place in Robbinsdale, so the setting of the gallery is literally in the book.What I tend to read at this event is the books themselves, along with new entries, and other parts of the universe. I elaborate on some of the nonfiction that inspired these stories. There’s a lot of material there, and I tend not to want to write that stuff because it sucks me into this depressed spiral. I do however talk about it out loud at the readings. It’s a good time. I’m not some boring fossil who’s disenchanted with the modern audience or the direction writing is going right now.