Patrick Loafman’s novel, “Somewhere Upriver,” was published by Event Horizon Press in 2014 – you can read more about it at his author web page. From now to January 24th 2014, you can enter for a free copy of the novel at a Goodreads giveaway drawing.
He has two chapbooks of poetry: Song of the Winter Wren (poems about the Olympic Mountains of Washington State) and Desert Journal (poems from winter travels to the deserts). He has a collection of short stories titled A Freckle Shaped Like California accepted for publication by Shelfstealers and is forthcoming.
Patrick graduated with a B.S. in wildlife biology from Auburn University in 1988, and has worked as a seasonal biologist since then. His specialty is herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles, but has also worked extensively with birds, including the spotted owl in Olympic National Park, and more recently, botanical research with an interest in mosses and liverworts.
Patrick Lives in Washington State on The Dandelion Farm with his wife, a blue cat and some of the friendliest chickens in the world. He is also a gourd artist and you can see some of his art at http://gourdart.weebly.com.
He also makes musical instruments out of gourds, including gourd drums, banjos, mandolins, and most recently koras. A kora is a twenty-one string African harp. You can see some of his musical instruments at http://gourdbanjos.weebly.com.
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