Q: Congratulations on the release of your latest book, STRINGS. What was your inspiration for it?
A: The book originally began life as a short story I had out for awhile on Amazon called “The Good Girls,” where I told the story of a young and indebted prostitute assigned to visit a horrifying hermit as her final job. But when other readers told me the story read like the beginning to a much longer book, I decided to run with that and the book was born a short time later. I really wanted to tell a story that didn’t have a true hero. I wanted to explore elements of control and freedom, and whether or not those things were illusions. I was inspired a lot by the great crime fiction of Gillian Flynn and Dennis Lehane, but I wanted to add my own special…
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Some 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.
Q: Welcome to The Dark Phantom, Patrick. In a nutshell, tell us why…
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I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and was seeped in the legends of Bigfoot, or the Sasquatch as the Native Americans in the area call them. Naturally, I found myself interested in a fictional story based around these old legends. I want to welcome Patrick C. Greene and his novel Progeny to No Wasted Ink.
When and why did you begin writing?
My father was a journalist and novelist so I had a good bit of exposure to the business as a child. I was writing, in a sense, before I knew how via drawings and telling nonsensical stories, even if nobody was around.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
In about the seventh grade, I decided I would be a writer. I was small for my age…
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Making the rounds again on the Book Tour !
A Conversation on the Blogger News Network
So what’s next? “My current novel deals with a young special forces operative as she is drawn into the world of vampires. “A Shotgun Wedding” is my latest screenwriting effort and Sekhmet Press LLC will release an illustrated trade paperback of my novella A Piece Of Miracle this Fall. I have several stand-alone short stories available on amazon…which will send you spiraling into madness!” PCG