About the Author
At Daddy’s Hands
YA Fiction/Psych. Thriller
(Stirring, Chilling, Suspenseful, Courageous)
“A beautifully written story with powerful lessons. It is what can be termed protest literature. In this novel, Jacob Paul Patchen castigates the evil that millions of children suffer in silence, one that leaves some of them shattered and broken as they grow up. The book is written in prose that is beautiful and I enjoyed the author’s ability to lay bare the emotions of the young characters, their pain, and desperate need to be free from the abusive hands of a father. The novel also castigates a legal system that is often lacking when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable. It is intense and written with suspense. I kept on reading, turning the pages, and wanting to know what happens next. The characters evolve through the story and I enjoyed how they developed from the role of victims to those taking responsibility to end an evil. A great read, indeed!” – Reader’s 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
(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
Social, Humorous, and Inspirational Thoughts
(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
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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*t, published 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.
BOOKS AND GENRES
Words That Matter [TouchPoint Press, 2019]
At Daddy’s Hands [Black Rose Writing, 2019]
Sheltered: When a Boy Becomes a Legend