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 have built him: Love, Family, War, Sex, and Drinking.
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 when he was 12 years old when his parents divorced. He continued writing through high school and relied on poetry as a way to understand the world around him. Jacob enlisted into the Marine Corps. Infantry in 2003. In 2005 he was deployed to Al Anbar Province Iraq, where he took part in liberating the major cities of Hit and Haditha, along with several smaller villages along the Euphrates River. Jacob didn’t start writing about his experiences in Iraq until a few years later while studying Creative Writing at Muskingum University.
Jacob Paul Patchen writes in several genres.
Poetry: 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 Picture Book Series: Words That Matter [TouchPoint Press, 2019]
YA Fiction: At Daddy’s Hands [currently writing]
Jacob also blogs about social issues and the humor that often surrounds them.