@atfmb on Twitter, Patrick Hester is the Co-Host/producer of the FunctionalNerds.com podcast, Host/Main Interviewer/Producer for the SFSignal.com podcast and is the Producer for Mur Lafferty's I Should Be Writing Podcast.
He is an aspiring writer currently looking for representation.
Patrick was born in Chicago but raised in Fresno, California. He attended several Catholic elementary schools, a public high school (Fresno High), and some college (Fresno City College) before realizing that College was not for him. Patrick moved to Colorado in 2003 and hasn't looked back. He's been in 23 of the 50 states - Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan and Florida. Whew.
Patrick has never been married, and has no kids. He plays the guitar, preferring his accoustic Takamine, but he also has a hollow body Gibson that he treasures, and it sounds great when hooked up to his accoustic amp. He loves music but, especially, the Blues - he has written a few songs that have impressed those around him. He enjoys playing for people who want to listen but is a bit too shy for large crowds (for now anyway) and prefers more intimate settings when he plays.
Patrick's goal is to be a published author. He began in high school, crafting stories that were mostly fan fiction and typed up on a very old typewriter that would get jammed because he typed too fast for it to keep up. From there he upgraded to a slightly less old, yet still ancient electric typewriter, then to a word processor and finally to computers. The idea for The New Universe came to him early on and has always been present in the back of his mind - in short, everything he writes is related; it all takes place in the same ‘universe’. He continues to write, maintaining a blog, All Things From My Brain
, and a website dedicated to his fiction, The New Universe
, honing his skills and preparing for the day when his novels appear in a bookstore near you.
His professional life is often odd and chaotic, basically, having had so many different responsibilities over the years that he can pretty much do whatever needs to get done.