C. Patrick Neagle was born in a small town in Northern Missouri. As an undergraduate, he studied Criminal Justice and Photography at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Later, he received an MA in English from Missouri State University in Springfield. He has written over 300 essays on a variety of subjects (travel, humor, observations, and all of the above) that are currently being collected in his "Essays in Travel and Humor" series. He also writes a variety of fiction, including contemporary, absurdist, science fiction and fantasy, and horror. He has lived in Mexico, Sardinia, Alaska, and New Orleans. Currently, he calls the Pacific Northwest home when he is not teaching college-level English classes onboard US Navy ships.
If you have a love for horror movies--for turning off the lights and curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket and something frightening on the TV--then you'll want to read "October Horror". The author loves horror movies, too, and spent at least 8,000 words writing about his favorites (and his least favorites). There's humor, and maybe even some insights...maybe.
This second volume of author and photographer C. Patrick Neagle's series is bigger and better, containing 36 travel-sized essays and 30 photographs from around the globe (but mostly from Arabia, Asia, and the Mediterranean). Filled with humorous and sometimes thoughtful commentary, these essays may help you avoid moped gangs in Europe, dive for pearls in Bahrain, and ride elephants in Malaysia.
The first in a series of books collecting travel and humor pieces the author wrote for a fabulously well-regarded newspaper column ("fabulously well-regarded" by his two dozen readers, anyway) while teaching college-level English classes onboard US Navy ships. Thrill as he rides a camel! Gasp as he avoids immolation in a volcano (by not, y'know, falling in)! Be filled with the joy of travel!