I posted Patrick's author bio on Facebook earlier tonight. He dictated the whole thing to me and asked me to share it.
Patrick never wants me to post things on Facebook. So this was big stuff.
Patrick O'Brien - Author Bio
Patrick O’Brien has published three books: Me and the Messy Hotel, Going to Disney World, and Can’t Kill the Zombie. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, on <removed for author's privacy> Street. His favorite thing to do is go camping. He won the Number One Author award at school in Ms. Harper’s first grade. He does not like to wear skinny pants, especially at school, because Areyeh tells his brother Gus what he wears when he wears skinny jeans. His brother once was on the news and he’s especially into lots of things. Patrick has two real phones and an iPod and he’s got one fake phone and a office phone AND(!) a old fashioned phone.
To learn more about my life and my books go to Ms. Harper’s class library, and you might see a book typed out by Patrick O’Brien. Have fun learning in my books!
Since several people asked whether any of Patrick's published work is available online, I thought I'd share this one, which Gus "ilistrated".
Can't Kill the Zombie by Patrick O'Brien (Age 6)
Ilistrated by Gus O'Brien (age 8)
Once upon a time there was a cop walking in the woods. He smelled a zombie on the prowl. It smelled like horse poop. He could even hear a zombie munching the leaves.
The zombie came closer and closer and closer. The cop did not have any of his weapons or his baton or his gun.
So, he had an idea. He rubbed two sticks together and he finally made a fire. So he threw that lit stick and threw it at the zombie but the zombie did not die. And as you know zombies can only walk and speed-walk. So, the cop ran to his car and the zombie fainted on his fort because he was so tired.
And also, I think, just the beginning.