Patt Gavin

About me

 

I was born on June 30, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to Bonnie and Gene Gavin.  I was the third son in a family that would grow to nine children.  I attended St. Paul Grade School, North Scranton Junior High School, Scranton Central High School and Scranton Technical High School.  I graduated from Tech in 1977.  In 1981 I graduated with an Associates Degree in General Studies from Keystone Junior College.  The following year I attended Temple University in Philadelphia as a Theater major.  I returned to Scranton and continued my studies in the evenings at The University of Scranton.

 

In 1989 I moved to Los Angeles, California where I lived for the next 25 years.  In Los Angeles I continued my studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from California State University Northridge.  Upon graduation I wrote and published my first book, "Almost Paradise," a novel on gay marriage.  This book was published in 2003, before any state had legalized gay unions.  I also worked toward a Masters degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology and a specialization in prehistoric religions at California State University Los Angeles.  During this time I wrote my second book, "Growing Up in the House of Doom," a humor book based on my childhood.  

 

I worked for the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse beginning in 1995 and when they merged with Coopers & Lybrand, the new firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) until 2006.  At PwC I was able to attend the Academy Awards, twice.  During this time I was also invited to the Playboy Mansion, again twice.  

 

I spent seven years singing with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and it was with this group that I was able to sing at the Hollywood Bowl.  I spent an additional eleven years singing in the St. Charles Borromeo church choir under the direction of Paul Salamunovich.  With this group I sang in the International Sacred Music Festival in Rome, along with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, and at Bob Hope's funeral.  It was also in Los Angeles where I learned to ride a motorcycle.

 

In 2014 I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  In Tulsa I wrote the first of a vamprie trilogy, "Vampire Tales."  Here I was also a member of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and the choir at the Holy Family Cathedral.  I lived in Tulsa for one year and one week.  While I loved Tulsa, the weather did not love me.  Specifically, the winter.

 

In 2015 I moved to the Fort Lauderdale area of south Florida where I currently live with my black cat, Merlin.  Since arriving here I have joined the Stonewall Knights motorcycle club.  We ride on Sunday mornings, weather permitting.  It was here that I finished writing my last three books.  

 

And the adventure continues.