Boobie Babble Author Interview #5: Patrick D. House
Patrick David House was born June 1st 1976 in South Saint Paul, Minniesota but spent most of his teenage years in Orlando Floirda in a nieghborhood called Pine Hills. He believed in the ways of not following the traditional ways of writing and had a plan of rebelling against how one should be when it came down to becoming an author. He traveled through the United States looking to find the true grit of the American Life. He then settled roots in Louisville KY in 2009 and in 2010 signed with Publish America for two books he had finished The Nevaha Chronicles Book One: The Sword of the Itains and STREET REBELS while waiting the birth of his daughter. He is currently working on his 3rd book The Conquistadores of Pine Hills.
Q. AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
Well as a child I always loved to create stories. I wrote my first script while in 6th grade which was a horror slasher flick set in Ireland called The St. Patrick's Day Massacre. It was only 20 pages but it was when I moved to Pine Hills meeting two friends in school that we got together and write stories with screen plays that were anti hollywood. It was birth of the path of writing stories that were different then what you would read. Reading the works of Hunter S Thompson, Frank Herbert, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E Howard had set the path of things. Plus listening to heavy metal bands while staying up late while writing put my mind in motion. So in a sense I always loved writing and creating stories that in my best knowledge saying to myself that these would be books I want to read.
Q. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING?
Well coming from a place that when you were told constantly that no one would publish your works or the fact no one wants to read your work. It had set a mindful impact in my mind. When you come from a low economy back ground where you know that money is the one thing you can't dish out. You have to go with the fact that you have to do things yourself. The thing about self publishing is that you keep all your rights. Yes you have to promote yourself but its something that anyone who sells any product in this world even if you are backed by a corpuration in these times. So I am all for self publishing because you keep your rights and never loose them. So just to see my book in print was a dream come true. I personally couldn't care about the marketing conscept of things.
Q. WHAT KINDS OF BENEFITS COME FROM PARTICIPATING IN GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS?
It depends on the group or organizations you are for. As for me I am a huge supporter of stoping bulling in school as I am a former victim of such a thing. I am on a huge crusade also to all things that are stupid. I see pleanty of it going on today. In school I was apart of the Orlando Shakespare Young Company Actors Guild as well as apart of The Saw Dust Circle which was Clowns who entertain children both heathly and sick. I was active with the Drama Club and Theaspins. But as for today I am pretty much not much into groups unless its protecting the children.
Q. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF WITH YOUR WRITING IN FIVE YEARS?
Well I have actually a large plan in the next five years. I have to finish The Nevaha Chronicles Trilogy which I will be starting next year. Then I will start on my vampire series called The John Malek Journals. When that is finished I will be working on my sci fi series trilogy called The Black Star Birgade. When that is finished I will be working on a crime series set in the 1980's called Inside Electric Blue. I hope some one turns all my books into films. The one I would love to see is STREET REBELS be done well. After that I will probably do some prequels to Nevaha and some side stories to Nevaha as well as the John Malek Journals. Who knows.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GENRE OF WRITING?
Oh that is a tough one because I love all types of Genre. I guess thats why I dont follow the traditional ways of writing. I dont have a set genre when I write. I love all types of books when I find intresting. When I was younger I enjoyed sci fi and horror as well as reading fantasy. But as I got older I just stuck with the writers such as Hunter S Thompson, Robert E Howard, and others. So i really dont have a set genre of writing.
Q. HOW DOES WRITING HELP YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?
Well I am hoping to be the voice for those who are different and who have been bullied through out life. For my books to have them stand up for themselves without violence to become one with their spirits and show that they can make a difference in this world and they can over come anything thrown at them.