Christopher P Patterson

Christopher Patterson lives in Tucson, Ariz. with his wife and three children. Patterson has a master's in education and is a teacher of many subjects, including English, history, government, economics and health. He is also a football and wrestling coach. Patterson 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 bachelor's of fine arts in classical guitar performance, although he would eventually earn a bachelor's of arts in literature and a bachelor's of fine arts in creative writing.

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.

He is the author of the Shadow's Fire series, the Holy Warriors series, and "To Kill a Witch."

Patterson is also very involved in church, especially music and youth ministries, and is very active, having been a competitive powerlifter 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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A Chance Beginning: Shadow's Fire Book One
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Rabbit Hole Publishing
January 2019
ISBN 9780998407005
360 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Erik Eleodum is a simple man. He's content farming his family's homestead in northern Hathgolthane and raising a family, like his father, for the rest of his life. More/less

To Kill A Witch (Holy Warriors Book 1)
Fiction / Literature
Rabbit Hole Publishing
September 2019
ISBN 9780998407036
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

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