Patrick Dearen


The author of eleven novels and nine nonfiction books, Patrick Dearen is a writer today because of his lifelong interest in Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett.
Dearen earned a journalism degree from The University of Texas in 1974 and won nine national and state awards as a reporter for two West Texas daily newspapers. His nonfiction books have centered on cowboy life and the Pecos River -- essential background for his novel To Hell or the Pecos. Another novel, Perseverance, grew out of his interest in hobo life during the Great Depression.
Three of Dearen’s books examine legends of lost treasure, which in turn inspired the story of a quest for a legendary interstellar power in Starflight to Destiny.
A ragtime pianist and backpacking enthusiast, Dearen has been honored by Western Writers of America, West Texas Historical Association, and Permian Historical Association. He makes his home in Midland, Texas, with his wife Mary and their son Wesley.
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