MEET PATRICK P. LONG
Patrick P. Long is a father and widower born and raised in St. Louis, MO. While pursuing his lifelong ambition of being a writer, Patrick has earned his living as a systems' engineer and database architect, which means he is a nerdy computer programmer.
Patrick has passions for aviation, sports, reading, writing, theater, music, movies, and popcorn. He eats way too much pizza and buffalo wings. He likes to binge-watch really good television shows.
Patrick has trained as a pilot and flown an airplane solo. He completed a grueling 24-hour adventure race with four of his most insane friends. In training, Patrick flipped over the handlebars of his mountain bike and smashed face-first into a tree, somehow managing not to break his nose or knock out any teeth. What is even more embarrassing and he doesn't want to admit is that he did it again a week later.
Patrick's wife, Melanie, passed from breast cancer in 2019. Patrick is an active and avid supporter of the American Cancer Society and also Camp Kesem, a phenomenal camp and a child’s friend through and beyond a parent’s cancer.