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Benedict Patrick

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Benedict Patrick is from a small town in Northern Ireland called Banbridge, but has been living and working in Scotland since he moved there at the age of eighteen. Tragically, that was quite a while ago.

He has been writing for most of his life, and has been reading for pretty much all of it (with help from mum and dad at the beginning). Benedict's life changed when a substitute primary school teacher read his class part of The Hobbit and later loaned him the book – he fell in love with the fantasy genre and never looked back.

They Mostly Come Out At Night is his debut novel, and is the first novel in The Yarnsworld series.

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To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl campaign ends – almost 500% funded

A final word about this, but this time to say ‘thank you’:


At midnight last night (UK time) my Kickstarter campaign finished. It was almost 500% funded.


That is (does quick maths on fingers) a bajillion more funded than I had expected or even dared to hope for.


Not only is To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl going to get a ridiculously gorgeous map (I’ve seen sketches – gorgeousness is happening), but

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12.10.19 20% of the first draft complete

08.02.20 The firs
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