Bio: Patrick Welch received a B.A. and M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University. While in college he published his first fiction in university publications, Riverside Quarterly and Analog. He basically stopped writing fiction for 20 years while doing freelance articles and advertising work for Toledo area markets. During that time he also taught special needs children, sold insurance, was an assistant retail manager, a guitar teacher, full and part-time musician and advertising copywriter.

The Internet helped bring him back to fiction writing roughly four years ago. He has placed more than 40 stories in e-zine and small press magazines and published five eBooks. Besides Westchester Station, he has The Thirteenth Magician and The Casebook of Doakes and Haig currently available.

He is divorced and lives with his growing collection of musical instruments and empty beer cans.

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Apprentice Thief [Brendell Series Book 1]
Brendell is a member of the Thieves Guild and these are his adventures as he tries to gain his Journeyman status. On this world there are thieves but they have a code of honor and only steal when under contract and have a set of rules to live by. Brendell must obey the rules, but he will bend them as much as possible in order to do the right thing by his own instincts.
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Avenging Dreams and Other Curious Occupations
terrifying secret. If you think you have a dead-end job, then you may change your mind after reading Avenging Dreams and Other Curious Occupations. The new collection includes: "Avenging Dreams", "Money Player", "Bitter Streets", "Border Crossing", "An Investment In Murder", "A Case of Low Spirits", "Blue Notes", "Neighborhood Watch", "Garden Party", "Modern Inconveniences", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "In the Corner Office", "Good Provider", "The Snares of Christmas", "Far Site", "Road Show", ... more info>>
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Barnalby the Grape
Are heroes born or made? For Barnalby the Grape, that is not a simple question, as he isn't sure that he is a hero at all. Orphaned and abandoned at an early age, Barnalby has become thrall to the ancient Tithonus, a burden which both find onerous. Barnalby has only one joy in life: his recurrent dream of a golden palace in the clouds. That is the only dream he has, as his days are filled meeting the unceasing demands of his master. Tithonus is equally dissatisfied with Barnalby... more info>>
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Before and Beyond
"Before and Beyond is a collection of stories by the supreme master of fantasy Patrick Welch. What can you expect to find within this volume? I won't even try to describe it. Nothing I say can prepare you for Patrick Welch. Even a man of words like me, can scarcely think of the appropriate adjectives to heap upon him. And being the modest fellow he is, it's unlikely that he'd do more than blush and turn away in any case. At least on one level, I truly envy some of the people reading this intro. ... more info>>
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Cynnador
No one can say who founded Cynnador or when. Even "where" is open to interpretation. It spreads across the vast Istaghian plain, waxing and waning like the tide as merchants appear, pitch their tents, sell their wares and leave ... No crown claims Cynnador, although several have tried.
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Raiders Of The Double Helix
Adam Cain is a troubleshooter for Piers Enterprises. His employer makes Genetechs: modified biological constructs which serve as workers for other companies. Cain's role is to pass as a Genetech to discover why various clients are experiencing problems with production or other reasons. His boss, Karo Piers, is CEO of the company. She is engaged in frequent battles with competitors and her own board of directors. It's a battle she must win; otherwise, both she and Cain are doomed. Raiders... more info>>
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Rogue Thief [Brendell Series Book 2]
The Internet's favorite thief is back, and his world will never be the same! The sequel to the award-winning Brendell; Apprentice Thief finds Brendell in conflict with his own Guild as he battles to save himself from their treachery. But in order to win, he will have to face not only the Thief's Guild, but all the Guilds which control his world. Is he seeking a prize even a thief with his unmatched skills cannot steal? After his adventures in the award-winning Brendell; Apprentice Thief, Brendel... more info>>
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The Assault [Westchester Station Series Book 2]
[sequel to Westchester Station] Return to Westhester Station, an intertimensional train station where you'll meet every manner of person from the Goddess Venus (for a make-over) to the keeper of the station. If you've read Westchester Station, you must read Westchester Station: The Assault!
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The Body Shop and Other Amusements
Take a journey to a post-apocalyptic future in which society has become unravelled, and those with money have the power to survive.
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The CaseBook of Doakes and Haig
Tales of the fascinating adventures of an unlikely pair of detectives who reside and practice in an alternate universe, an England which remains a colonial power.
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The King of California
This latest from Patrick Welch follows the journey of Marlow and his rover tank through a decimated post-apocalyptic America. Torn by war, starvation and panic, this once great nation is reduced to a series of military "city-states". If you like the television show Jericho, or relished the social disorder of A Boy and His Dog you'll love The King of California!
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The Thirteenth Magician
Daasek is a slave-assassin of the Magician Nyxx. For reasons known only to Nyxx and his patron, all of the other magicians in Daasek's world must be destroyed...
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Thorne
Vampire detective novel. When he is wrongly suspected of murdering a co-worker, Addison Thorne soon realizes he must help the police find the real killer even if they don't want his help. But he is also a member of The Kind, a society of vampires who value their secrecy above any other consideration ...including proving his innocence. Thorne soon discovers he is not only in conflict with the police, but with The Kind as well. And they will use any means necessary to force him to obey their comma... more info>>
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Unfamiliar Chronicles
Babu desperately wants to pass its apprenticeship as a familiar to a wizard, and to do so it must help an apprentice wizard pass his own. By accident however, Babu becomes the companion to Kylph who has no interest in or talent for magic. Yet neither has a choice; they must try to pass their respective apprenticeships together. As they set out on their journey, Babu must teach Kylph about magic while Kylph must teach Babu about humans. Neither has an easy task. UnFamiliar Chronicles is a wo... more info>>
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Usurper
Gerald Toombs is a psychic investigator hired to prove his client's husband was murdered. What he discovers instead is a government conspiracy involving the perfect assassin: perfect because every killing is made to look like a suicide or accident.
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Westchester Station [Westchester Station Series Book 1]
Westchester Station. An interdimensional train depot lying somewhere between Chicago and eternity. I, Robert Winstead, was brought here by someone I did not know for some purpose I had yet to discover. But I also knew that only by fulfilling that purpose would I be allowed to leave assuming I survived the journey. Somewhere among the hallways and denizens of this haunted environment I would find the answer. I had to.
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