If this is your first day dropping by Bad Moon Rising, you’ve missed some entertaining conversations over the past few days along with new books and authors. And here’s another. Today we welcome Jacob Paul Patchen with At Daddy’s Hands, which was a #1 Amazon New Release just a month ago!
Would you rather be abducted by aliens or a serial killer?
Aliens. So that I finally know the truth… and make a few suggestions on who they should take next.
Would you rather be locked in a haunted insane asylum or lost in the woods with a killer on the loose?
Woods with a killer on the loose. Mostly because that’s my playground, and they should fear my magic sticks and rocky mud pies.
Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters?
X-Files. I think it would be more interesting investigating a bunch of weird phenomenon than dealing with apparitions that can walk through walls.
What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers?
When I enrolled at Muskingum University, it wasn’t to get a degree, it was to play football. Matter of fact, playing football again was my biggest goal after returning from my deployment to Iraq in 2005. But after total reconstructive knee surgery my freshman year, they made me pick a major. Luckily, I chose English.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Even in my 30’s I still try to pretend that I’m an athlete. I work out, run, stay active, play sports, and complain about all of it. I watch a lot of movies, think of excuses NOT to go to work, and daydream about what life would be like if I was a little bit taller.
Also, I nap. A lot.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently in the “pre-planning” stages of my next book. Basically, that means that I’ve done a lot of thinking about it, but no actual work.
But I do hope to start it before the end of the year. It will be a book about PTSD, love, and catastrophe. It doesn’t have a title yet, but I can see a few characters shuffling around aimlessly in my head waiting for me to give them the go-ahead and be.
In public, Jim Handler is a well-respected, small-town hero, and homicide detective who solved the case of the Will’s Creek Massacre. But at home, in the shadows, Jim’s childhood demons come alive to feast upon his family in the form of sexual, physical, and mental abuse.
But his three teenage children have had enough. They have devised a plan for redemption.
Empowered by the legal system’s lack of accountability, a judge who offers a quiet and meager plea deal to save face, Jim feels enabled to do whatever he wants to his family. With no one to keep Jim in check, this cycle of sexual and physical abuse is rampant. It is up to Nikki, Tyler, and Ally to end the evil that is devouring the Handler family.
Author Bio and Social Media
Jacob Graham, writing as Jacob Paul Patchen, is an Ohio writer who earns his inspiration through experience. He uses a unique voice of wit and grit to write about social issues, such as family, love, humor, learning, and war. Jacob is a 5-star author of several books in various genres, an award winning poet, and a combat veteran.