About the Author


At Daddy’s Hands

YA Fiction/Psych. Thriller

(Stirring, Chilling, Suspenseful, Courageous)


“… a discerning, empathetic look at intergenerational child abuse, aimed at waking up readers from all walks of life.” –IndieReader

“… a riveting fictional story exploring the dark subject of child incestuous abuse that plagues families at all levels of society.” –Authors Reading

A beautifully written story with powerful lessons.” -Readers’ Favorite


Of Love and War


(Intense, Honest, Philosophical, Brave)

“I love this. It’s a reminder to all of the sacrifices those who have served went through and continue to go through daily. Their battle isn’t over once they come back onto American Soil. It’s an everyday battle. Thank you Jacob for letting us view the real and the raw.” – A. Ellis

“Loved reading these poems. They really touched me and gave me insight on feelings of those who have gone through such tragedies like war.” – S. Bright


Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop:

A Playful Journey Through Some Serious Sh*t

Creative Nonfiction

(Funny, Witty, Inspirational, Full of Love)

“Riveting, hilarious, thought-provoking, inspiring and heart-wrenching.” – Liz

“This author kills it with a witty and all around outstanding book. Six out of five stars.” – Amazon Customer


Talking S.H.I.T.

Social, Humorous, and Inspirational Thoughts

Creative Nonfiction

(Funny, Inspiring, Real, Honest, Insightful)

“Patchen’s raw, philosophical, humorous, and entertaining view into social issues and societal mishaps is a breath of fresh air for an audience who is suffocating from the pressures of fabricated lives that reside in the land of social media.” – Nicole

“This book was easy to read and kept my interest. I felt like the author was sitting and having a conversation with me. I enjoyed the light-hearted humor, honesty, and the author’s look on life. Would recommend this book.” – Amazon Customer




Jacob Graham, writing as Jacob Paul Patchen, was born and raised outside of Byesville, Ohio where he spent his youth tormenting babysitters and hiding in trees. Patchen earns his inspiration through experience, where he writes about the things that built him: Love, Family, War, and Pain.

Jacob is an award-winning poet, author, blogger, and combat veteran. He earned his stripes with his debut 5-star rated book, Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop: A Playful Journey Through Some Serious Sh*tpublished in 2015. Jacob has also been selected as a finalist in several poetry competitions, as well as, published by numerous literary journals including New Millennium Writings, 0-Dark-Thirty, The Dead Writers Patrol, and Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine.

Patchen started writing at the age of 12 after his parents divorced. He continued writing through high school in the back of his notebooks during class and relied on poetry as a way to understand the world around him. Jacob enlisted into the Marine Corps. Infantry in 2003 and deployed to Al Anbar Province Iraq in 2005. After his return, he enrolled at Muskingum University where he studied Creative Writing.

Currently, Jacob continues to sharpen his craft while working at Muskingum University. Although he no longer hides in trees, he still holds onto his youthful spirit, stubborn ways, and desire to make people feel.




YA Fiction:

At Daddy’s Hands [Black Rose Writing, 2019]


Of Love and War (Adelaide Books, 2018)

Creative Nonfiction:

Life Lessons from Grandpa and his Chicken Coop [Createspace, 2015]

Talking S.H.I.T. (Social, Humorous, and Inspirational Thoughts) [Createspace, 2017]


Children’s Fiction:

Words That Matter [TouchPoint Press, 2020]

MG Fiction: 

Sheltered: When a Boy Becomes a Legend [2020]


  1. By Chris on

    Hi Jacob,

    I’ll be putting my tax dollars to good use by having my local library here in NY order your latest book. I’d also like to buy a copy, but let me know if there’s an outlet you prefer. For example, some authors want the book bought on Amazon so they get the sales ranking, but others like to turnover their personal stock for more profit.

    Let me know via email, if you don’t mind.

  2. By Cindy on

    Just received your book today. I’m to chapter 5. Enjoying it very much. I like your blog too, very funny.
    Congrats on your 30 days adventure! I’ll be reading
    Go Steelers! That was one hell of a game!! I’m life long Steeler fan! 😀

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