Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Patrick D’Orazio and I am an author who writes speculative fiction, particularly in the horror genre. I enjoy writing Apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. I have written short stories that have been or will be released by several different smaller publishing houses, including the Twisted Library Press, Knight Watch Press, Pill Hill, Bizarro Press , Evil Girlfriend Media, Rooster Republic Press, Wicked East, NorGus, Twinstar Media, Static Movement, Collaboration of the Dead, and May December. My intention is to continue creating new stories with new ideas involving horror, fantasy, and science fiction elements. Some of the releases that have come out thus far appear in: Letters from the Dead, The Zombist, Dark Dispatches, Read The End First, Zombie: The Other Fright Meat, Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 From Outer Space, Live and Let Undead, Houdini Gut Punch, Zombiality, Daily Bites of Flesh 2011, Roms Bombs and Zoms, Doomology, Zombies Gone Wild, Collabthology, Look What I Found, Zombidays, No More Heroes, Soul Survivors Hometown Tales: Volume 1, Tall Tales and Short Cocks Volume 2, Tall Tales and Short Cocks Volume 3, Zombies Galore, At Hell’s Gates: Bound By Blood, The Will To Survive and Eye Witness: Zombie. Check the cover artwork out here as well as in my Biography section, where there is a description of what each anthology is about.
My zombie apocalypse trilogy, known as The Dark Trilogy, was originally released by The Library of the Living Dead Press, and is made up of Comes The Dark, Into The Dark, and Beyond The Dark. It was re-released, with the addition of my “Dark Stories”, which are short stories tied into the books (both old and new ones) in 2013 by Permuted Press. The cover of the original version and the new version can be found among the covers you see here, side by side. You can click on each cover (novels or short stories) and head over to purchase any of these books over at Amazon.
On a more personal note, I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended Catholic schools until I went to the University of Missouri in Columbia where I received both Psychology and advanced Business degrees. I relocated to Cincinnati in the mid-nineties where I met my beautiful wife, Michele. We are raising two great kids, Alexandra and Zachary. I am employed by a company in the communications industry.
I have always had a fascination with horror, science fiction, and fantasy both in print and in movies, although I try to expand my experiences beyond those genres whenever I can, with the hope that it will impact my writing and allow me to continue to improve and come up with new and different ideas that can translate to the written page.
My objective with creating this blog is simply to give me a chance to let you know a little bit about me and the stories I have created. I also hope to help promote some of the other authors out there who have been kind enough to help me out as I have started my journey as a writer. So my hope is that I will be able to promote some of their works as well as my own here. If I can make anyone who reads this blog curious enough to go check out some of my friend’s books, I will consider it a success.