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patrick for mayraSome dark serendipity plopped a young Patrick Greene in front of a series of ever stranger films-and experiences-in his formative years, leading to a unique viewpoint. His odd interests have led to pursuits in film acting, paranormal investigation, martial arts, quantum physics, bizarre folklore and eastern philosophy. These elements flavor his screenplays and fiction works, often leading to strange and unexpected detours designed to keep viewers and readers on their toes.

Literary influences range from Poe to Clive Barker to John Keel to a certain best selling Bangorian. Suspense, irony, and outrageously surreal circumstances test the characters who populate his work, taking them and the reader on a grandly bizarre journey into the furthest realms of darkness. The uneasy notion that reality itself is not only relative but indeed elastic- is the hallmark of Greene’s writing.

Website: http://www.PatrickCGreene.com

Q: Welcome to The Dark Phantom, Patrick. In a nutshell, tell us why readers should buy PROGENY.

A: Because my Netflix bill is due. Plus, it has re-readability. PROGENY is written as more than just a horror thriller. It’s very much a coming-of-age story for not just the two boys in the story, but also for their fathers. Most of the characters have hard lessons to learn. And the book’s monsters are just the ones to teach them. …The survivors, that is.

Q: What makes a good horror adventure?

A: For me, aside from the obvious thrills, a story like this should present relatable characters who get a chance to grow through the horror they experience–not just be traumatized by it. Though that is surely going to happen as well.

Q: What is a regular writing day like for you?

Progeny for mayraA: I get up late, go to the gym, then set up my computer and work through the night, taking breaks every hour or so to think through the plot and see if some backtracking or some strange twist is in order. Usually it is.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about being an author?

A:  The accolades showered upon me by the loving masses. Also, it’s a great form of therapy. I have a vivid imagination anyway so it’s good to find people who enjoy what I come up with; it means I’m maybe not so crazy after all. Or else, they are too. Whichever, it’s all good.

Q: What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received that you’d like to pass to other authors?

A: My dad told me that if you don’t give an outlet to your creative impulses they will destroy you. So if doing it because you love it isn’t good enough, there’s always that, I guess.


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