Wes Patterson

Biography

Wes Patterson (1938-2010) graduated with highest honors from Johns Hopkins University on a full academic scholarship, majoring in psychology and creative writing. He completed his post-graduate work at the University of Florida.

After leaving school, for a brief period of time, he became involved in crossbreeding and popularizing animals and reptiles as pets.

He believes, he was responsible for the current "ferret pet craze" as he "re-discovered" and "re-introduced" ferrets as pets in 1964.

He popularized and sold ferrets by the thousands to pet shops throughout the U.S. from his animal and reptile farm in Melrose, Florida.

There are now more than ten million pet ferrets in the U.S. and just recently New York City has become so inundated with the cute intelligent carnivores that the city council is considering new licensing laws.

He also popularized the malamute-wolf cross and various snakes and other reptiles as pets.
He has always been acutely aware of the environment and endangered vanishing species.
His other life-long interests include, paranormal psychology (regression and reincarnation) and serious literature.

He was a prize winner in the annual publication of "Best College Writing of 1964".

His poetry and prose have been published frequently in anthologies and poetry journals throughout the world, including Russia, India and Japan.

His writing deals with life, death and love and the ageless philosophical questions of existence that ancient philosophers have been pondering since the beginning of time.

In 1992 he met and married Irina Trefilieva, a Russian doctor of medicine, who came from a country where poetry and literature are greatly appreciated.

In her translation, much of his poetry has appeared in major Russian literary magazines and received excellent reviews.

Where to find Wes Patterson online


Where to buy in print


Books

A Collection of Short Stories, Volume 3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,830. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This volume of short stories follows Cal Rowland through his mature days of life when he finally concluded that it is very difficult to discover what happens after death, and therefore he embarked on earthy pursuits, like winning at horse-racing, fast cars and not taking life too seriously.
A Collection of Short Stories, Volume 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,920. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This volume of short stories follows Cal Rowland through his after-college years when he began to experiment with hypnosis, past life regression, striving to explore and understand the true meaning of life, while breading ferrets and wolves on his Florida wild animal pet ranch.
A Collection of Short Stories, Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This volume of short stories follows Cal Rowland though his University days, his attempts to understand the meaning of it all, why are we here and where do we go, and how to influence girls to do what he wants.
Past the Galaxies of Stars, Volume 1 Poetry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Wes Patterson's poetry deals with life, death, and love and other ageless philosophical questions. It has been published in the USA and England, and in translation in Japan, India, and Russia. Wes Patterson is of the same school of serious literature, the foundation of which was built by Faulkner, Hemingway, in America, and in Russia by Chekhov, Tolstoy, says A. Markov, Literary Critic, Russia.
Wherever You May Be Searching
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,110. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Wherever You May Be Searching” is a novel about our time (1960’s – 2002) as seen through the eyes of a man who refuses to conform or to play by the rules. He observes the foibles and triumphs of human life, and yet he never loses his enthusiasm, fun loving and innocent spontaneity for whatever absurd event he encounters on a daily basis.

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