Mister O'Duffy would like another goddamned coffee

Fun facts about Patrick O’Duffy

By day he works as a publisher for a major education press that he prefers not to name. By night he fights crime writes fiction.

He likes mixing up genres, playing with ideas and writing prose for the sake of prose.

He’s very tall.

He’s the co-author of something like 30 roleplaying game rulebooks and supplements for a number of publishers, most notably White Wolf and Green Ronin. He doesn’t do that sort of writing very much any more, because it’s a lot of work for a small amount of money, but he had fun with it and contributed to a lot of very cool games.

He’s also written a number of short stories, some of which can be found on the Downloads page. Most of them are free. Free things are good.

He’s 43 but still thinks swearing is clever. Because it fucking is.

He thinks Batman and Hamlet are pretty much the two finest characters ever created. That may say more about him that it does about them.

His most recent project is publishing his own ebooks, as we all know ebooks are the future. His most recent books are the crime novellas The Obituarist and The Obituarist II: Dead Men’s Data, a series about a social media undertaker who juggles settling accounts for the dead with solving mysteries and getting punched.

His other ebooks are the mosaic novella Hotel Flamingo (a surreal dark fantasy story that’s a bit tricky to describe), the horror/dark fantasy anthology Godheads and Other Stories and the flash fiction anthology Nine Flash Nine. All of these books are really, really cheap. So cheap.

He’s currently revising a YA superhero-fantasy novel, Raven’s Blood, with an eye towards finding a print publisher. Are you a print publisher who wants YA fantasy? You should totally email him.

He blogs a fair bit, albeit less regularly than he should.

He never feels comfortable writing about himself in the third person.

His wife rocks.

3 replies on “Biography”

“He thinks Batman and Hamlet are pretty much the two finest characters ever created”

This sentence leads me to imagine a young Danish prince who, trained by the ghost of his murdered father, dons a costume and fights crime.

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