My name is Patrick W. Marsh. I’m a writer, blogger, screenwriter, and consultant. I’m the author of the novel Beware the Ills and the book series the Greenland Diaries. I’ve also released a short story anthology called Monsters, Monsters, Everywhere. I have studied creative writing at three different colleges, been blogging for a decade, and had my work published in a variety of literary magazines. I’m the head writer and co-creator for the Hidden Oaks Podcast, a horror serial which debuted in May 2020. I’m also a screenwriter, having written two films for the 48 Hour Film Project. In 2019 our movie “The Chair” won best film and represented Minneapolis in the Netherlands at the international competition. I’m a father of four boys. My wife is a photographer, plant enthusiast, and ridiculously patient. We also have a dog named Bernie who sleeps about 20 hours a day. It makes me jealous.
My books are dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Some stories are told straight from me, well other times I enjoy playing with perspective. Stories with monsters have always been the most interesting to me, but I have branched out to include some nonfiction and poetry in there as well. My fiction could be a shadow hanging on a streetlight in a plant-warped apocalypse. It could be a lonely killer on a cursed island powered by a phantom force. It could be a god-like demon locked in deep space counting constellations. Monsters are what mainly interest me as a writer. In my books and through my stories, I build monsters to understand what it is to be human. I believe the modern audience deserves a better brand of monster, and I want to give that to them.
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Below are a list of all my Publications
Film & Media
Hidden Oaks (Podcast, 2020) head writer and co-creator.
The Chair (Film, 2019) screenwriter for Chunky Milk Productions. Winner of best editing, directing, and overall top film. Will represent Minneapolis in Rotterdam, Netherlands at the international competition for the 48 Hour Film Project. Please click HERE to watch.
The Smell (Film, 2018) screenwriter for Chunky Milk Productions. Winner for best use of line in the 48 Hour Film Project in Minneapolis. Please click HERE to watch
Note: I’ve included links to the ones you can get online for free that aren’t part of anthology or back issue that isn’t archived.
Bullets and Broth (non-fiction, 2014) published in Realities.
A Pearl Scarecrow (fiction, 2014 ) published in Spooky Halloween Drabbles.
The Water Palace (fiction, 2014) published in Dark Futures Annual.
Lobo (fiction, 2013) published on Calliope.
In the Oven (poetry, 2013) published in Under Construction.
The Piano Loft (poetry, 2012) published on Parachutes.
La Ropa De Mi Familia (poetry. 2005) published in Coon Rapids Review 05.
Firewalker (poetry, 2004) published in Coon Rapids Review 04.
Interview with the Sun Post (2017) about me. To read the interview, please click here.
Conventions & Appearances (Vendor, Invited Participant, Panelist, and Moderator since 2013)
Crypticon, Fall Con, Spring Con, CONvergence, Whiz Bang Days, Marscon, Arcana, 13 Gears, Chapel Con, Books and Beer, Minicon, and Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
Winner of best film for the 2019 48 Hour Film Project in Minneapolis. Winner best use of line in 2018 48 Four Film Project for “The Smell.” 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.