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D.B. Patterson

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D. B. Patterson writes fiction for adults, teens and kids. His short works have been published in Elephants & Other Gods, Ramble Underground, Shalla Magazine, Larks Fiction Magazine, and Cerulean Rain. Books for young readers include The Christmas Witchling and Little Tiger and the Dragon King of Beijing. Books for early readers include four illustrated Lamby Lambpants storybook adventures and a Lamby coloring book. Aside from writing, Mr. Patterson is a vocal and artistic mechanic, classically-trained actor (Shakespeare's Globe Theater, for one), sometime-puppeteer, graphic designer, illustrator, co-founder of a toy company, a songwriter, and the 1995 1st Runner-up National Karaoke Champion (don't tell anyone). He is married and curren ...more


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D.B. Patterson I usually don't experience writer's block. I usually experience the exact opposite, writer's vomit, which is where I take a simple idea and muddy it…moreI usually don't experience writer's block. I usually experience the exact opposite, writer's vomit, which is where I take a simple idea and muddy it up with affected prose until the idea isn't recognizable. I catch most of these during my revision process, which is a considerably lengthy one because of all the writing vomit I spew during the creation stage.(less)
D.B. Patterson The best thing about being a writer is never calling myself a writer, or an artist, or novelist, or author. Sounds pretentious and gives me the…moreThe best thing about being a writer is never calling myself a writer, or an artist, or novelist, or author. Sounds pretentious and gives me the heebie-jeebies to think of myself as a snobby little label. My creative life is so much more varied than that, I assure you.(less)
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Eight years ago, I had a conversation with Mr. Arthur Rankin, JR about a Christmas story I was developing. I'm a small potatoes author now (barely a spud in the ground back then), but with the help of a well-connected and supportive friend, I got to pitch something of mine to the man who gave us Santa Claus is Coming to Town. It's true, I swear, but I'll save you the suspense -- things don't pa... Read more of this blog post »
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“No, you cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them from building nests in your hair.”
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“One conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study in a public school.”
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“There are no endings, only beginnings that have been reborn.”
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“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die . . . It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.”
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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
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“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
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D. B. Patterson The Goodreads Giveaway to win 1 of 10 autographed copies of my picture book The Amazing (and Mostly True) Story of How Lamby Got His Pants ends in less than 11 hours. Here's the link if you'd like to register: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...


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