S Patrick Prate


I started writing in the early 1970's, drafting potential legilation for Senator John McCain. Politics didn't suit me, so I found other work as a janitor/housecleaner. During this time, I began to draw a panal cartoon, Jack The Ripple. It was published in several newspapers in Arizona and southern California.
The two together weren't enough to pay the bills, so I became an over-the-road trucker.While on the road, I wrote about my experiences. A how-to book about the cleaning industy was published on-line in 2003. Joe Driver's Trip, was an in-house instruction manual for driver trainees. I have several short stories published in magazines and collections like Scattered Hearts and Full Circle.
Death by Circumstance is a fictionalized account of my life as a trucker.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I recently retired from trucking. Most of my days were 12 hours long, from the time I got up to when I parked for the night. Suddenly, I didn;t have to do that any more. I visited coffee shops and the library to pass the time and told stories of my exploits to anyone who would listen. Several people told me I should write them down, so I did.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on story about a wealty couple form Los Angles who buy property in the gold country north of Sacramento to use for vacations. The locals think it's haunted by pevious owners, who died mysteriously.
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Where to find S Patrick Prate online

Twitter: @Pratewriter902


Death by Circumstance (A Trucker's Mystery)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,500. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Someone has placed a mysterious package on Randi's truck. People are are being murdered trying to follow the package. The FBI wants it, Smugglers want it. Randi doesn't have a clue how to proceed. What will happen next?

S Patrick Prate's tag cloud

action    murder    mystery    selfpreservation    suspense    trucking