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New Song: The Dancing Man

By |2024-02-07T10:05:19-05:00February 7th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Music|

The Music Spotlight My latest tune, The Dancing Man, is out NOW on Spotify. I wrote this song back in my EDM days in 2012. I really wish I could go back and see how I wrote it, because whenever I listen to it now I am always in wonder on how the heck [...]

Author Patrick Johns Newsletter – December 2023

By |2023-11-30T13:17:03-05:00December 1st, 2023|Blog, Newsletter|

This was the highlight of my November, going into New York City to visit a friend and walking around Central Park. The temperature was perfect. T-shirt weather. After walking a total of 7 miles and admiring all the changing leaves, I stopped to watch a sunset over the city skyline. A perfect way to [...]

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Author Patrick Johns Newsletter – October 2023

By |2023-09-29T13:49:02-04:00October 1st, 2023|Blog, Newsletter|

THE PALMS OF LIGHT PROLOGUE! Author Pat's back and falling deep into a writing routine again. Oh does it feel good to have the fingers a-tapping and the mind a-flowing with creativity. All it took was waking up a tad earlier than usual to get a solid hour of writing in before the stresses [...]

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Author Patrick Johns Newsletter – September 2023

By |2023-08-29T15:24:53-04:00September 1st, 2023|Blog|

NEW BOOK COVER! HERE IT IS! The new and improved cover of Junkland, the first book in The Hoarding series. Some may ask, well, why did you change the cover in the first place? The first cover was already beautiful to begin with. But the first cover was NOT to genre.The original cover screamed Dystopian: And since Junkland is [...]

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Author Patrick Johns Newsletter – June 2023

By |2023-06-05T12:49:50-04:00June 5th, 2023|Blog|

I've decided to go monthly with my newsletters, combining both my fantasy fans and my poetry fans to bring everyone together in one happy place to keep everyone up to date on future projects, writing progress, book promos, author highlights, life updates, and more! So let's get right into this month's updates...FantasyFor those of you [...]

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Outlining The Palms of Light

By |2023-03-16T11:29:48-04:00March 16th, 2023|Blog, On Writing|

After I wrote a big chunk of the first draft of The Palms of Light, the projected final book in The Hoarding series, in NaNoWriMo of 2021 I felt a major decrease of productivity with my writing. The current situation in Spain at the time was filling up all my brainpower with anxiety. I started dabbling in Bryan [...]

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12 Reverse Culture Shocks Returning to the US

By |2023-09-21T15:10:07-04:00November 5th, 2022|Blog, On Traveling|

Four years ago I experienced culture shocks when I first arrived to Spain, from the crazy fiestas, to the relaxed life style, to how much Spaniards talked. Now that I moved back home to the US I've experienced reverse culture shocks that I wanted to share. Here are my top reverse culture shocks from [...]

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Patrick Johns Interview with Home of a Book Lover

By |2022-09-20T09:30:46-04:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, Book Tour|

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the awesome IT bookworm Camelle on her Home of a Book Lover blog. Home of a Book Lover is a book blog hosted by Camelle! Camelle is an IT nerd from Philippines. However, reading and blogging relaxes her from her job which can be insanely busy. [...]

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Stages of a Breakup Book Reveal

By |2022-08-12T13:27:27-04:00August 12th, 2022|On Writing|

This week in my newsletter I reveal my lastest publication Stages of a Breakup, a poetry collection focusing on themes of denial, anger, and depression during a heartbreak. Available now on Amazon! To sign up for my poetry newsletter and to receive the FREE poetry chapbook, click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/poetrynewsletter You can order my poetry books [...]

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Stages of a Breakup Publication Date Announcement

By |2022-07-30T10:57:30-04:00July 30th, 2022|On Writing|

This week in my newsletter I announce a big change in my life and the final countdown of my upcoming poetry book, Stages of a Breakup, that I'll be releasing on August 4th. To sign up for my poetry newsletter and to receive the FREE poetry chapbook, click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/poetrynewsletter You can order my poetry [...]

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11 Things I’ll Miss About Spain

By |2022-07-13T13:33:02-04:00July 13th, 2022|On Traveling|

As my final week in Spain lingers ever so near, I begin to ponder everything I'll miss about this beautiful country. Here's a small list of all the things that will forever have a place in my heart as I move back home to the United States after living four years in Spain. 1. Cafes [...]

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Road Trip to Portonovo

By |2022-06-05T07:21:33-04:00June 5th, 2022|On Traveling|

Traveling this year in Spain has been close to non-existent for me due to lack of money and scarred from making travel plans. But my surfer, German friend Emily made me go outside my comfort zone by urging me on a road trip with her this holiday during Letras Gallegas, the long weekend off when [...]

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Writing Inspiration From Jerry Seinfeld

By |2022-05-14T08:09:47-04:00May 14th, 2022|A Writer's Journey, On Writing|

I just finished watching Seinfeld from start to finish, and it was quite the experience. I used to watch Seinfeld reruns growing up every single night so I was ecstatic when Netflix announced they were going to put my favorite series on their platform in October 2021. Rewatching all 180 episodes and 9 seasons as [...]

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Disney Animation Challenge: Fantasia

By |2022-05-06T05:56:37-04:00May 6th, 2022|Disney Animation Challenge|

What is the Disney Animation Challenge? Since 1937, Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced a grand total of 60 films. Beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ending with Encanto, the Disney Animation Challenge is to watch all 60 films, commenting and ranking each one. Why am I doing the challenge? I'm glad [...]

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Free Poetry Chapbook Announcement

By |2022-07-30T11:02:07-04:00April 9th, 2022|On Writing|

This week in my newsletter I announce a very special poetry project I've been working on. To sign up for my poetry newsletter and to receive the FREE poetry chapbook, click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/poetrynewsletter You can order my poetry books here: https://patrickjohnswrites.com/a-poetry-collection-of-growing-up/ Order The Hoarding series here: https://patrickjohnswrites.com/the-hoarding-series/ You can also follow me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patrickjohnswrites/ [...]

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Junkland Journeys Short Story Announcement

By |2022-03-28T12:12:53-04:00March 28th, 2022|On Writing|

I'm starting a newsletter to update my fans on what's happening and what's to come in the writing world of author Patrick Johns. In this video I discuss the release of my short story, Junkland Journeys: Elyara M'ava.  To sign up for my newsletter and to recieve your FREE copy of my short story, Junkland [...]

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KDP Adds Hardcover Books

By |2022-03-16T13:57:59-04:00March 16th, 2022|On Writing|

I am proud to announce the latest product in the Patrick Johns Writes library: Stages of a Scattered Mess hardcover. For those of you who don't know, I released my first poetry book on October 11th called Stages of a Scattered Mess. This will be the first of three books in A Poetry Collection of [...]

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Disney Animation Challenge: Pinocchio

By |2022-02-07T13:51:03-05:00February 6th, 2022|Disney Animation Challenge|

What is the Disney Animation Challenge? Since 1937, Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced a grand total of 60 films. Beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ending with Encanto, the Disney Animation Challenge is to watch all 60 films, commenting and ranking each one. Why am I doing the challenge? I'm glad [...]

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Disney Animation Challenge: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

By |2022-02-06T05:50:27-05:00January 30th, 2022|Disney Animation Challenge|

What is the Disney Animation Challenge? Since 1937, Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced a grand total of 60 films. Beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and ending with Encanto, the Disney Animation Challenge is to watch all 60 films, commenting and ranking each one. Why am I doing the challenge? I'm glad [...]

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How to Write a Book

By |2021-12-08T13:03:30-05:00December 8th, 2021|A Writer's Journey, Fantasy, On Writing|

I've heard way too many people say the infamous phrase "I want to write a book." But there's only a select few who actually get to celebrate when that finished product arrives at their front door. I never wept so hard when I received the first hard copy of my first book Junkland, the first [...]

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Author Patrick Johns Talks About NaNoWriMo 2021

By |2021-11-30T12:01:48-05:00November 30th, 2021|A Writer's Journey, Blog, On Writing|

What a fricken rollercoaster ride of a writing experience. I feel like I just finished a marathon. For those of you who don’t know National Novel Writing Month is a challenge for writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I just moved back to Spain, got screwed over with my apartment situation, [...]

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Patrick Johns Interview with Read It With Whiskey Podcast

By |2021-11-27T13:31:21-05:00November 27th, 2021|Book Tour|

The Lost Soul Book Tour continues with a wonderful chat with Laura, the host of Read It With Whiskey podcast. Laura is a writer herself. She's the author of The Shockwave series which is a must read! Laura's goal is to help other self-published authors out there get their spotlight with her podcast Read It [...]

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How to Outline Your Book

By |2021-10-22T07:33:58-04:00October 22nd, 2021|On Writing|

It's about that time again to begin outlining another book. This November I will be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the first time since 2017. I will be writing the first draft of The Palms of Light, the third book in The Hoarding series (wow it feels so weird calling it my [...]

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The Hoarding Series Review with Aya Travelgram

By |2021-08-14T11:24:30-04:00August 14th, 2021|Book Tour|

I've decided to extend The Lost Soul book tour to give other wonderful readers publicity to grow their own brand. I feel this is a great place to share their words, reviews, faces, and beauty with my fans. As an avid reader, I love connecting with other readers to know their stories, where they are [...]

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The Hoarding Series Review with an0de2b00ks

By |2021-08-30T12:09:51-04:00August 14th, 2021|Book Tour|

I've decided to extend The Lost Soul book tour to give other wonderful readers publicity to grow their own brand. I feel this is a great place to share their words, reviews, faces, and beauty with my fans. As an avid reader, I love connecting with other readers to know their stories, where they are [...]

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5 Great Surf Spots in Spain

By |2021-07-21T05:21:56-04:00July 21st, 2021|On Traveling|

When you think of Spain, I’m sure sipping wine in the Andalusian sun, taking a rejuvenating siesta, and late night fiestas come to mind. But did you know Spain has some of the best surfing in Europe? Here are five great surf spots in Spain. Cadiz Cadiz is the most southern region in Spain, located [...]

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Patrick Johns Interview with Ramsey Public Library

By |2021-07-16T03:53:33-04:00July 6th, 2021|Book Tour|

Today is day twenty-eight of The Lost Soul book tour and this marks the finale of the book tour. And what better way to end it then with Ramsey Public Library. Ramsey Public Library is located in Ramsey, New Jersey...my hometown! This is the library I always went to with my parents to rent my [...]

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The Lost Soul Book Tour Closing Ceremony

By |2021-07-02T05:53:51-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Book Tour|

I can’t believe The Lost Soul book tour is over. Time flies. I spent 3 months setting up this book tour and it feels like the tour happened in a day. This was a whole different experience compared to when I published my first book, Junkland, back in November 2017. With Junkland, I pretty much [...]

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The Hoarding Series Review with Farrell Keeling

By |2021-06-11T09:31:49-04:00June 26th, 2021|Book Tour|

Today is day twenty-six of The Lost Soul book tour and we are joined with author Farrell Keeling. Farrell Keeling is the author of Thorne Grey and the City of Darkness, his debut novel, with the sequel, Nathaniel Grey and the Obsidian Crown, now available! He was born in Brussels, Belgium, and while he has [...]

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