Children's Books and Songs
Artist, Author, Songwriter, Solo Performer
Patrick Bone is a retired parole officer for the State of Colorado, who is also a grandfather, sometimes dancer, and most-of-the-time writer. He has been a ranch hand, police officer, minister, prison captain, and college teacher. Now he writes and tells stories, illustrates his writing, sings and plays guitar. In addition, he now lives in Tennessee where he farms, raises Highland cattle, works with immigrants and disadvantaged people, and has just finished doctorate of theology.
His stories have appeared in magazines and several of Bruce Coville's collections of scary stories for children, published by Scholastic Books. His first published short story, "Bloody Mary," has become a favorite of children in the United States and Great Britain. It was followed by more stories in Coville'sScholastic Books. He has been published in various literary magazines.
Patrick's short stories, novels and poems are inspired by his and his family's experiences.
He wrote a series of scary poems for children, and asked Sandy Reay to set them to music. She and Peter Schwimmer recorded them, while Patrick illustrated the accompanying book, There's a Dead Boy in the Attic. Patrick did the narration on "There's a Dead Boy in the Attic."
Patrick rewrote "Bloody Mary" into a young-adult novel. He then wrote more young-adult novels including"A Melungeon Winter" and "Aliens of Transylvania County."