University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Christopher Patterson

Christopher Patterson lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and three children. Christopher has a Masters in Education and is a teacher of many subjects, including English, History, Government, Economics and Health. He is also a football and wrestling coach. Christopher fostered a love of the arts at a very young age, picking up the guitar at 7, the bass at 10, and dabbling in drawing and writing around the same time. His first major at the University of Arizona was, in fact, a BFA in Classical Guitar Performance, although he would eventually earn a BA in Literature and a BFA in Creative Writing.

Christopher Patterson grew up watching Star Wars, Dragon Slayer and a cartoon version of The Hobbit. He started reading fantasy novels from a young age, took an early interest in early, Medieval Europe, and played Dungeons and Dragons. He has read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Wizard of Earthsea many times and heralds Tolkien, Jordan and Martin, among others, as major influences in his own writing.

Christopher is also very involved in church, especially music and youth ministries, and is very active, having been a competitive power lifter since high school.

He thanks his grandmother for letting him waste paper on her typewriter while trying to write the Next Great American Novel and his parents for always supporting his dreams.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Thomas Barron, Tara Carr, Peppur Chambers, Cameron Harrie, Diana Hicks, Jonathan Miller Cancelled, C.E. Ostra, James Pack, Christopher Patterson, Ralph Rotten, Barbara Sattler, Lori Severson

A Chance Beginning
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
April 2016
ISBN 149547383X
Paperback, 348 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Erik Eleodum is a simple man. He doesn’t want to be a hero. He doesn’t need fame or fortune. More/less

Dark Winds
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
May 2016
ISBN 1499601581
444 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Erik has killed men. Their deaths haunt his dreams. He sees visions of his tortured family every time he closes his eyes. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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