Patt Gavin

Books

 

As mentioned earlier, I have written and published six books.  Five of them are novels and one is a humor book.  All are available on Amazon and other web-based book sellers.

 

Almost Paradise was my first novel.  It is the story of two gay men attempting to legalize their marriage.  This book was published in 2003, before any state had allowed gay marriage, so in that regard, it was ahead of its time.  Albeit slightly.  It was only a few months after publication that Massachusetts became the first state in the Union to legalize gay marriage.  Eleven years later, in June 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country, which had the effect of making my first book totally irrelevant.  

Growing Up In The House Of Doom was my second book and my first (and so far only) attempt at nonfiction.  This is a humorous account of my childhood with my six brothers in our home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Every word of this book is true, regardless of what our mother might say.  Come on, would I lie?

 

I should also mention that I have two sisters.  They are included but not as much as the boys.

In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a trilogy of vampire stories titled "Vampire Tales."  Book One is Genesis, which deals with the creation of the first vampire (genesis means "the beginning").  Book Two is Exodus, which moves the vampires throughout the world and Book Three is Revelation.  I named these books after books in the Bible because the idea for the story came to me when I was thinking about how vampires are repelled by crosses.  I made the first vampire a priest in the early days of the Catholic Church.  Specifically, I set the story in Fifth Century Rome under Pope Leo the Great.  

The Passion of the Druid is my most recent book.  It's the story of a modern-day Druid living in the United States.  His family are Druids going back to ancient Ireland and he and his family are charged with protecting the world from a supernatural menace that has been killing humans for two thousand years.  I would classify the book as Fantasy Fiction, although I suppose other people might call it something else.  The book is available on Amazon and any other online booksellers.