Welcome to my blog. My name is Patrick W. Marsh. I’m a writer. I’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. Blogging, screenwriting, and even a little consulting. 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 a writer and co-creator for the Hidden Oaks Podcast, a horror serial which debuted in May 2020. I’ve also 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.
What I write about seems straightforward, but it is of course more complicated than how I’m going to explain it.
I write about monsters.
I use them as catalysts to explore human emotions. Not just fear or horror, but the more complicated feelings of our reality, like regret, shame, and love. I also use them to study societal impurities, social norms, and mental illness. I have struggled with BPD my entire life. It is a daily battle. Writing about monsters has always been therapeutic for me. I have tried to write about other things, but I always come back to them. I don’t know what that means. However, when I’ve fought this magnetism, it wreaks havoc on my already eroded soul.
Currently I have a ton of projects going. I tend to need a variety of things happening. Focusing on just one causes anxiety. This isn’t the healthiest way to work, but it is what I do. Here are my current projects:
Hidden Oaks Podcast: I write the monster arc for it, along with stories.
Books: I am self-publishing a book series right now called The Greenland Diaries. I’m about four books in. I also write a dark fantasy series and short stories.
Factory 9: My serialized blog story I update weekly. Dark. Apocalyptic. Like everything else I do.
Find me on social media:
The blog is linked to each, so they stay up to date. If you need to talk to me directly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a list of all my Publications
Film & Media
Hidden Oaks (Podcast, 2020) 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.