The Books

For the moment this page, though listed as plural, shall only contain a link to one completed book. Not that I don’t want there to be more. But, damnit. I need some time. Currently I’ve got two more in one stage of production or another. And I still gotta get this one onto its’ own stage. So for now take the time to read my debut novel first.

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from the pages of a finished PASSPORT

 …told through the veil of a Central American road trip, this stream of consciousness tale takes readers into a world of hostel hideaways and international travel while exploring the conflicting nature of two backpackers discovering the world under very different philosophies. Following the group on their first trip abroad, this engaging narrative offers a decade of insight into the ways of those driven by a tendency to roam. Written as a day by day account, from the pages of a finished PASSPORT brings out the humor, headaches, and memories of our narrator as he battles linguistic barriers and guides this rambunctious group through the nuances of his travels and former existence in the Spanish speaking world. Join the inner dialogue and come along with…

4 Wanderers,

3 Countries,

2 Oceans,

1 Translator,

& more than a little turbulence.

One morning I was interrupted by a message which read,
“How much for two weeks of your time?
I could use a translator if you’re interested…”
The story you’re about to read is a result of that interruption.

from the pages of a finished PASSPORT starts when the voice of this fast-paced narrative is invited to tag along as an interpreter for a group of hometown friends embarking on a fishing trip along the Caribbean Coast. 

Leading them through a series of small towns and international watering holes, our narrator shares his thoughts and regional knowledge during an impromptu road trip through the heart of Latin America. Balancing a variety of linguistic barriers and culture shock, this posse of first time travelers tests the patience of their wanderlust driven guide as he attempts to correct the course of their trip as well as his relationship with the ringleader of this rambunctious group.

Follow them as they meet a collection of international vagabonds, roaming ex-pats, and one world leader in this two-week adventure fueled by cultural curiosity and a tendency to roam.

A PDF Sample of the first chapter may be downloaded here:

4 thoughts on “The Books”

  1. Patrick, thanks for your kind gift of your book! Finished it in no time, and it’s such a fun read! You have some great stories. Hope we can meet in person, once this pandemic settles down.

  2. Your dad! And you had signed it to me and my husband, Phil. Pete has read a couple of Phil’s books.

    1. Ah yes! Forgive me, I didn’t have the last name on the top of my head. I’m so happy to hear it made to you two! I would love to meet you once all of this settles down as well. I’ll get your info via my dad and we’ll set something up down the line! Hopefully before my second book comes out.

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