Patrick Jane


I was born in Launceston, Australia to Jacob Williams and Martha Jane. My father was a businessman and my mother was a schoolteacher. I had an elder brother Philip Jane who unfortunately died in a car accident, god rest his soul.

My education began at East Launceston Primary School but when I was four my parents divorced. My mother had to move in with her parents and as a result, my elder brother and I came to live at my Grandpa’s house in Ballina, New South Wales.
My education continued at Bellina Primary School and later at Bellina High School where I did not show any traits of any savant and was an average student. However, I liked acting and often took part in school plays but acting was never a career option for me at that time.

At age 19, I opted for Bachelor’s degree in commerce at University of Queensland where in second semester I met a person who cast me in a TV commercial. For a few hours labor, I was handsomely paid and that kindled the deep downed buried flare for acting in me.

After completing my course at the university, I decided to pursue acting as a career rather than going for higher education or a secure job as my mother wished. I landed in Los Angeles, America and while supporting myself with part time and menial odd jobs, I dedicated myself full time for pursuing my dreams in Hollywood.

I miserably failed in Hollywood. I went for countless auditions for the whole year; but was rejected every time, from everywhere. I never got any role in anything, not even the role of a dead body wrapped in a white sheet. And believe me, when you are scrapping off the life with part time jobs in pursuing dreams that shatter each day, life really becomes hard.

I realized that Hollywood was not for me and made the right decision of quitting the unfruitful struggle. My family wanted me to return to Australia but I did not want to be perceived as a failure in back home, therefore I decided to settle in America and got myself enrolled in UCLA for MBA. My family helped me a lot both emotionally and financially in this decision and for that, I am eternally grateful to them.

After completing my MBA, I joined Wal-Mart and I have been with them since then.

I have been an avid reader of mystery novels and one day I said to myself, “Hey you know, you could also be a novelist.” So I decided to give it a shot. Let’s see what happens.

One thing more, I am not a person who frequently indulges on social media for long hours that is because of time constraints. Therefore, I apologize to anyone in advance to whom I don’t reply in time.

Sincerely Yours
Patrick Jane

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
That is a trade secret.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am a person who craves control and being an indie author gives me full control over my creativity. I can decide my own prices, publishing dates and can even give away any of my book for free, if I want to.

Moreover, self publishing gives me the freedom of finishing my stories at my own pace unlike the traditional publishing. I despise deadlines and I have no shame in admitting that I am not one of those people who thrive under pressure.
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Where to find Patrick Jane online


Deadly Catch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Tormented by the hardships of life; three friends start looting banks as a solution to their problems, but before they can escape to a safe haven they are caught in a vicious circle of betrayal, mistrust and blackmail. While a veteran police officer linger around the corner; the three friends struggle to survive the law, a gangster, and each other.
Forensic Science Made Easy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Law » Forensic Science
Forensic Science now finally easy to understand and easy to remember. The best part is that all this information is available for only $9.99 UPDATED: APR-2015

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Smashwords book reviews by Patrick Jane

  • Smashwords Style Guide on March 29, 2013

    This book helped me a lot to put a quality product out there. I recommend it for all the self publishing authors.
  • 50 Best Jokes Ever on March 29, 2013

    Good jokes to get a few laughs.
  • They Don't Exist on Jan. 20, 2014

    A well-crafted story around a preposterous premise.
  • Deleted Memories on Jan. 22, 2014

  • Deleted Memories on Jan. 23, 2014
    (no rating)
    Hello, I read your story and gave it a nasty one star review not because I want to discourage you as a writer but because there are several obvious problems with your story. They are as follows:- 1. Your story does not provide the “hook” {introduction of the confession of the killer} till the fourth page, which is the half of the story. The hook must be on the first page. 2. There are several non-interesting back-stories of the characters such as circumstances of Simon’s inclusion into the force, Adam getting taunts for babysitting and then Simon proving himself useful etc. These back stories make your story boring and since this is a short story there is no place for back-stories in it. If it were a novel, it would have been alright. 3. Your characters are unbelievable. Your main characters who are supposed to be cops act like chicken when a killer shows up at their doorsteps. Most of the cops are brave because they have guns and training in handling scum. Taking care of thugs, gangsters and killers is a part of their daily routine. They are not going to be intimidated by a single crazy man at their doorstep specially when there are two of them. Moreover, it is highly unlikely that a serial killer would like to draw the attention of a cop therefore showing up at the cop’s house to intimidate him seem to be far-fetched. Think like the killer. What your story needs is a rewrite. You can open the story with the confession of the killer and then establish that Adam and Simon are watching it on the laptop. Change Adam and Simon from cops to journalists or lawyers etc anyone who is not trained to maintain law and order. Then the serial killer showing up at the doorstep would be feasible. The idea of your story is right but the setting and presentation is wrong. Although, I strongly believe that you have the talent to improve your story and once you have done it, I would humbly retract my current review of your book. I did now want to post all of this at Smashwords under the review of your book because somehow it did not feel right but you leave me no choice by not mentioning any web address where I could contact you. I hope I have not offended you or your intelligence in any way and if I did, I apologize. Best of luck with your writing career. Sincerely Yours, Patrick Jane
  • Project Daedalus on Feb. 17, 2014

    A captivating story woven around espionage, criminal organizations and world politics.