Patrick Naville


About the Author

Patrick Naville currently resides with his wife in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He has lived in Arizona for 36 years. When he’s not writing, he enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with his wife and children. Patrick is also a Professional Land Surveyor.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the relatively small, mid-western town of New Albany, Indiana. I enjoyed watching t.v. westerns like The Lone Ranger; Have Gun Will Travel; Wanted Dead or Alive; The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, etc. I also spent many days during the summer at the public library. My favorite books were about larger than life characters, be they fictional or real life people. I loved reading about the Mountain Men in the west, but I also enjoyed reading about the different gods and other characters in Greek and Norse Mythology. The shows and the books were my form of escape. They made me feel that somehow, I could do great deeds like my heroes on the screen or on the written page. I turned to writing as my way of telling a story that I would have like to been in. I got the chance to move west when I was 25. I lived in Colorado for a year and have lived in Arizona the last 36 years. Everywhere I turn, I see the places I've read about and I can almost see the ghosts of those old cowboys and gunslingers forever riding across the plains.
When did you first start writing?
In grade school. For the first few years, I always looked forward to the assignment of writing about "What you did during summer vacation." I tried to craft interesting stories about the very mundane things I did. I mean, how exciting is it to cut grass; go to the swimming pool or deliver newspapers? So I would add certain "fictionalized" elements to my stories. I believe it was in the third or fourth grade when my teacher told me that I had a very interesting way of telling a story.
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Cripple Creek
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,720. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Western
GOLD FEVER Mason Proffit has a knack for getting into trouble. Being fast with a gun may have something to do with it. Proffit and his friend, Wild Bill Hickok are heading to Cripple Creek to file a claim on a gold mine. When they cross trails with the viscious and deadly Bonner Brothers, blood will flow on the streets of Cripple Creek!

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