Nov 16, 2021 | Page Reads – REBELLION – Chapter One

REBELLION – Chapter One

It was legalized now, at least on this planet. Though in truth, that only took away from the thrill.
For Elmyrah, being trapped for more than four-hundred years in the body of a …

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Nov 12, 2021 | DUNE – the Movie, the Story, the Inspiration

I’d already finished reading the armload of books my twelve-year-old self could carry the mile home from Woods Memorial Library.
And there was a few days left to our twice monthly walk to and from to gather novels. I needed …

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Nov 03, 2021 | Page Reads – WISDOM – Chapter One


To my son Moses,
who reminds me that it’s okay to play with things that don’t exist.


Obedient Sand
2470 CE
Polaris Ab4 (Alruccabah)
I’ve existed for centuries, but …

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Nov 02, 2021 | Page Reads – FOREVER PROCULA – Chapter One


Copyright © 2020 Patrick Tylee

To Nora Jean
Death cannot separate us forever. Looking forward to meeting you.
Say hi to Mom.

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Nov 02, 2021 | New Stuff! Two Books and New Covers and Page Reads!

As for many of you, the past two years have been weird. But that’s in the past.
Until last month, I hadn’t been able to attend a Con or live event since Phoenix Fan Fusion in 2019. And the live …

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Dec 12, 2017 | Farewell Honora Jeffreys

Tonight, I must say farewell to someone special to me – Honora Jeffreys.

Honey was a friend, a fan, and a faithful believer. Well into her eighties, this darling lived a quiet life, retired from a career …

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Jul 07, 2017 | Launch Day for UNIMAGINARY

Sitting at my computer, the first few pages drafted, I clicked SaveAs = UNIMAGINARY.
I had reviewed a demographics report from Google+ the week before.
The data showed that the Young Adult Female audience was hungry for fresh sci-fi. Shortly after …

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May 06, 2017 | You Get a Free Copy of UNIMAGINARY When…

You get a Free Copy of UNIMAGINARY
when you Nominate my latest SF&F for Young Adult, and it’s published by Kindle Press!
Getting an author’s book to market can go several different ways in today’s market.

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Apr 26, 2017 | Dog with Good Taste in Books

A fan tells me,”My dog ate WISDOM! I need another!”
I’m picking up my son at school to take him to drum lessons. A guy strolls up and says exactly that. He had been reading WISDOM yesterday morning before work, and …

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Apr 03, 2017 | Review of WISDOM for CITY Sun Times

A big THANK YOU to Melanie Tighe of Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore for the terrific review of WISDOM in the CITY Sun Times!
“Tylee takes sci-fi to another realm…”
Dog-Eared Review: WISDOM
Dog-Eared Review: WISDOM
March 29, 2017 by CITYSunTimes Leave …

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Jan 12, 2017 | My Kid Should Be President For a Day

My kid should be President For a Day.


Although I keep reminding myself to ignore the newsfeeds with their negative prattle and constant rhetoric, it tends to draw me in. For some odd reason, …

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Oct 03, 2016 | Goodreads Book Giveaway for REBELLION

Don’t wait, CLICK HERE to go to the link for the Goodreads Book Giveaway.
Enter to win one of three copies of REBELLION, the sequel to WISDOM.

Trapped by immortality as a nine year old, the hybrid girl longs …

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Sep 25, 2016 | Indie Publishing – My First Children’s Book

In May of 2013, I completed the first draft of my indie published debut novel Wisdom. Next step: EDITING?
Surely, there couldn’t be anything wrong with my masterpiece, could there? Right, Shirley?
Taking the advice of the professionals at The …

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Aug 03, 2016 | Better Than Friendly Competition

Wow, it’s been far too long between my posts here.
I’ve been super busy with rewrites to my third manuscript, UNIMAGINARY, and with the first draft of FOREVER PROCULA.

(Here’s the cover of the bound manuscript for my pre-read …

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Apr 11, 2016 | Wisdom Awarded Bronze Medal IPPY for Excellence in Independent Publishing

I wish that I was better at remembering important dates.

Birthdays of family; their anniversaries; when I started this or that employment over the years…

I’ve just never been good at it.

So, …

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Jan 20, 2016 | Meet Me at Mostly Books in Tucson

Mostly Books is where readers in Tucson go for adventure.
Please stop by on Saturday, January 30th at 2pm to meet me there!
Save it in your calendar now. Check out this link to the event.


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Nov 09, 2015 | Tucson Comic-Con 2015

Over the weekend, I scored a slot at the Tucson Comic-Con 2015.
My new friends at R-Galaxy Comics graciously offered to share some space at their booth. At the far end of the awesome collection of anime, superhero paraphernalia, and …

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Nov 02, 2015 | What do you see when you close your eyes?

I don’t watch many foreign films. Occasionally, one will catch my eye and I’ll give it a shot.
This weekend, some lower back pain had argued me into a corner on …

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Aug 12, 2015 | Vail Academy 6th Grade Creative Writing Visit!

Yesterday was so cool!
It was an honor for me to accept an invitation to speak at the 6th Grade Creative Writing Class at the Vail Academy & High School. To look across the room at the twenty-five young authors …

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Aug 08, 2015 | WISDOM RETWEET CONTEST- August 2015

RETWEET THIS ON TWITTER to win 3 copies of WISDOM by Patrick Tylee!
See #Contest Rules at #win #scifi

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Jun 03, 2015 | Waiting for the Draedle (flash fiction)

I asked my diamond-plate coffee mug, “What on Earth is ‘flash fiction’?” Despite the big mouth, it was speechless. (HA!)

I’ve heard of short stories, and short-short stories, and even micro-stories, but…flash fiction?
According to the experts at, …

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May 13, 2015 | Wisdomthebook Giveaway

Just mailed out the twenty-five copies of #WISDOMTHEBOOK to the winners of the Book Giveaway for the US and Canada. How cool to see eight readers up in the #greatwhitenorth to score a flight around Jupiter on the Equus* …

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May 02, 2015 | Chicken Chooza – Get the recipe, if you dare!

Kids are always hungry. That’s even true for human-alien-hybrid-artificial-person-kids, like Elmyrah. She and my younger son have something in common – they LOVE spicy food! The hotter, the better. (oh, and sarcastic, too…) Want a great recipe? How about some …

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Apr 08, 2015 | Fiction is Recreation for Your Brain

What do you do to get rest and relaxation for your mind?
Or for your physical brain as the amazing, overworked organ that it is?
We plan our vacations away from ‘work’ – you know, that verb-noun thing that …

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