About Patrick Johns

I'm a Writer with a background in Engineering and Mathematics. After working for a large Engineering firm for 3 years outside Washington D.C., I discovered my passion for Writing and decided to move to Spain. For 4 years I taught English overseas, wrote and published my own books, and got involved in many Freelance projects like Copywriting, Editing, and Book Formatting. Now back in the United States, I'm passionate about inspiring professionals with non-writing backgrounds to gain the confidence, routine, and skills to finally start the book they’ve always wanted to write. When I'm not writing, you can find me... 🏄 Out in the ocean, surfing some narly waves 📚 Reading whatever I can get my hands on 🗺️ Traveling and seeking inspiration for my next book

Watch My Author Concert

By |2024-05-06T17:34:44-04:00May 6th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Music|

The Music Spotlight I had a super fun time putting together a concert on Instagram Live to celebrate the release of my latest poetry book. I serenaded my fans with songs that were featured in this book, songs I wrote all the way from 2011 to 2024 and it was such a cool [...]

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8 Things I Learned Putting Together a Launch Team

By |2024-05-06T17:33:47-04:00May 6th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Writing|

Book Coaching Spotlight 8 Things I Learned Putting Together a Launch Team After finishing the launch for my latest poetry book, I can finally take a second to breathe and comprehend everything that I went through to put this monster of a launch together. It was the first time I focused [...]

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May 2024 Newsletter: Spring is Here & Poetry Launch Update

By |2024-05-06T17:21:41-04:00May 6th, 2024|A Writer's Journey, Blog, Newsletter|

If you missed the big news, I just released my third poetry book Stages of a Healing Heart last month! Check it out here. It's spring over here in Washington state and the pollen has been destroying me. But! The nature here fails to disappoint. I've only seen 2 hummingbirds in my life before this. [...]

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You Are What Your Surroundings Are

By |2024-04-05T13:02:17-04:00April 5th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Traveling|

Anacortes, Washington You Are What Your Surroundings Are After moving to Anacortes, Washington last month, I've seen a total of 10+ bald eagles, a seal, a hummingbird, weird alien-like arm length dolphin-type worms, mushrooms that can be worn as a hat, and trees that seem to be on steroids. The nature is out of this [...]

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Moving Out to Anacortes, Washington

By |2024-03-04T17:14:41-05:00March 4th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Traveling|

The Big Move to Washington I did it! At the end of February I finally moved out of the parent's house in New Jersey and ventured out to Washington STATE (Not DC). My old roommate from college invited me out to live with him in the very cute town of Anacortes. And wow is it [...]

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Focus On Author Connections, Not Book Sales

By |2024-03-03T17:34:09-05:00March 3rd, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Writing|

Book Coaching Spotlight Make Connections This past month my amazing Life Coach gave me an assignment for the month of February to reach out to as many people as possible in the book coaching world, author community, and corporate settings to network, learn, and make valuable connections. After talking to a bunch of coaches, authors, [...]

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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 [...]

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Overwhelmed With Your Writing? Lower Your Scope

By |2024-02-07T10:00:24-05:00February 7th, 2024|Blog, Newsletter, On Writing|

Book Coaching Spotlight Lower Your Scope As many of you know I've been stuck on book 3s. Everyone loves to think that writing books gets easier with each one. To some extent this is definitely true, but as a wise man once said, "With great power comes great responsibility." And I think this relates [...]

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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: http://patrickjohnswrites.com/a-poetry-collection-of-growing-up/ Order The Hoarding series here: http://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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