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Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: ...more

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Patrick W. Carr You've actually hit on the inspiration. They are a derivation of the nephilim. The ferrals are corrupted animals, given greater intelligence, but also…moreYou've actually hit on the inspiration. They are a derivation of the nephilim. The ferrals are corrupted animals, given greater intelligence, but also completely insane and antagonistic to humans.

The rod is quite significant, and you see it again in the 3rd book of the series, though so far, no one who has read the 3rd book has commented on it. It's actually a pretty nerdy little subplot. What can I say? I'm a pretty nerdy little guy. :-)(less)
Patrick W. Carr For me it's the rush of putting the first draft together and seeing an entire world take shape before your eyes. Many times I'm not so much creating i…moreFor me it's the rush of putting the first draft together and seeing an entire world take shape before your eyes. Many times I'm not so much creating it as I am just watching it happen.(less)
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A few months ago I asked people on my facebook author page what they would like to see me blog about. Most people answered that they would enjoy reading about the trials and tribs of teaching in the public school system and whatever tips I could offer on being a writer. I’ve enjoyed blogging about those because I think my experience can be a resource to others.


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If you want to follow the story arc, you'll have to begin the Dresden files with the first book in the series, Stormfront, though not the best of Butcher's offerings by a long shot. What is illuminating about reading the Dresden Files in chronologica ...more
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A well written beginning to the series. Loved the character depth, though this is a dark story and the language and situations reflect that. Still, there is within this first book and even more in the second book, a coherent worldview. I give this 4. ...more
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