Apparently, these were not good enough to pass as my author photo for Go Go Gorillas.
Not sure why.
Mega literary source, Kirkus, recently wrote a wonderful review of Go Go Gorillas:
ME: “Hi, I need a pair of gorilla gloves.”
DUDE: “Oh, sh*t. We are all sold out of gorilla gloves.”
LADY: “Yeah. We won’t have gorilla in until June or July at the earliest.”
ME: “I didn’t realize there was a run on gorilla costumes.”
DUDE: “Yeah, sorry. We have ape and chimpanzee gloves though.”
LADY: “Nope. We are all out of chimpanzee, too.”
DUDE: “Sh*t…Well, the ape glove are pretty good. They have white flesh instead of black–”
LADY: “We have werewolf gloves. Those are really good! I own a pair. They are very comfortable and the pads on the fingers…you can do anything with those gloves.”
ME: “Um, can I see the ape gloves?”
(DUDE goes to get them in back. Is gone for five minutes)
DUDE: “You want to try them on?”
ME: “Sure…Hey, these are pretty soft. But not what I need for this project.”
DUDE: “No problem. Sorry.”
LADY: “I’m telling you, werewolf gloves…”
While not writing books Patrick also likes to take pictures.
His first photography series, aptly titled Alleys of Louisville, was recently published by Oxford American Magazine.
Here’s a brief peek at Nate Wragg’s beautiful illustrations for Go Go Gorillas. (Out August 22, via HarperCollins Children’s Books.)
As the release of GO GO GORILLAS comes closer, I have discovered the theme song for dancing gorillas everywhere.
The 60s soul shouter by the Ideals.
Go Go Gorillas hasn’t even been released yet. (Augst 22, 2017!!!) but we are already hard at work on the follow-up, GORILLAS GO BANANAS (Out in 2018).
Here’s a glimpse of my notes that are helping my editor fine tune this sucker into a literary masterpiece.