This month I had a chat with author Patrick Hodges, who made his debut with the popular young adult, contemporary James Madison series and has recently released his first Science Fiction, Fantasy novel Pawns – The Wielders of Arantha, book one. It’s an intriguing story that has amazing characters and a storyline that weaves them all together. I enjoyed getting to know the man behind the books, and I’m sure you will too.
LJ: First of all, I’d love to hear about where you write.
P.H: I write on my brand new living room couch!
LJ: Do you have any kids or pets?
P.H: No human kids, but three furry kids. June, a border collie, Benji, a shih-Tzu/poodle mix, and Sunshine, an orange tabby. They are our blessings. And our curses.
LJ: You obviously love writing, but what else are you passionate about?
P.H: Reading, obviously! I love to read. Outside of reading, writing, and being an awesome husband, my main hobbies are sleeping, going to movies, dining out, sleeping, traveling, and did I mention sleeping?
LJ: Because you love to read, is there an author you wish more people knew about?
P.H: Michael Bailey, author of the Action Figures series. The man can write teenage social issues and interaction as easily as he can write superhero all-out throwdowns. Every word just jumps off the page.
LJ: Do you have a favourite quote?
P.H: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” From The Usual Suspects, my all-time favourite movie.
LJ: How about a favourite singer or band?
P.H: I love alternative and pop music from the 80’s and 90’s, the music I grew up on, so yeah, I’m “retro”. My favourite bands include Depeche Mode, New Order, Level 42, The Cranberries, Talk Talk, and so many more.
LJ: If you could travel back in time, what year would you travel to?
P.H: 1865. I’d tell Abe Lincoln to stay home that day. Who knows what more he could have done had he lived.
LJ: What is something you want people to know about you?
P.H: I make a mean pumpkin spice Bundt cake. It’s awesome.
Thank you so much to Patrick Hodges for taking the time to chat with me. You can find Patrick’s books on Amazon by clicking the image below.