What would Cast of Stones author Patrick W. Carr do with a million dollars? I know! In here!

On January 15, 2013 by Aimee
Patrick W. Carr

Patrick W. Carr

Patrick wrote A Cast of Stones because he wanted to write a story around the theme that everyone is important, no matter their pedigree, origin, or circumstances. In addition, he wanted to write an epic fantasy with all the drama that goes with it, for a long time.

But that’s fantasy and we’re in reality, so let’s get to know Patrick a little more!

If you were to be eaten by cannibal, how would you like to be prepared?
It would all depend on how the cannibal sees me:
As a steak – salt, pepper, and garlic
As a fish – lots of cajun seasoning
As wild game (don’t I wish) – a load of barbecue sauce

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Ben & Jerry’s ____________ is the best ice cream ever!
Chunky Monkey
The name is hysterical and so contrary to the delicious flavor. Seriously, can you imagine eating a monkey? That sounds incredibly disgusting. I picture a monkey as being stringy and greasy and having a really bad flavor.”

Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Yes it would.
Sometimes I feel like I’m just gathering stress and resentments as I get older. I would love to be put in the situation where I have to learn to be still without all the external stimulation. I think I would have some very cool conversations with God out there on that boat. I just hope I don’t get seasick. My character does that. It’s not very fun for him.”

Do you prefer the people in your life to be simple or complex?
And actually everyone is! People have the most amazing stories. You can never tell just by looking at someone what their story is. I met a barrista at Starbuck’s a few weeks ago who shared her story with me and my jaw almost hit the table. People should be onions, not apples.

Do spelling and grammer mistakes annoy you?
Spoken grammar mistakes bother me much more than written ones. With the written ones, I can pass it off as an oversight. A spoken one is like nails on a chalkboard.

What is the most annoying thing that someone could do to you?
I hate it when people tell me what I think or believe when they haven’t spent any time getting to know me or even talking to me. That’s really arrogant. If you want to know what I think or believe, just ask.

Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at Patrick’s book …

A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword #1) by Patrick W. Carr

A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword #1) by Patrick W. Carr

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers
Will Love
In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

Favorite one-line review about the book

“Carr’s debut, the first in a series, is assured and up-tempo, with much to enjoy in characterization and description.”~Publisher’s Weekly

Favorite 6 sentences from the book

“Why do I have to go? I don’t know anything about riding or fighting.” He waved toward Cruk who sat in his chair like a giant sack of grain. “Ask him; the only things I know how to do are gather herbs and drink.”
Cruk grunted and grimaced his imitation of a smile. “The boy’s got the right of it, he is pretty useless.”

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But before Patrick goes … one last question:

Have you ever had your heart broken?
Not since I got married, which is awesome. Actually, I got busted up a few times. Most of the time it was because I wasn’t ready to be a good boyfriend/husband. I got married late, which was good since I was pretty slow to mature.

Okay … one more … because it’s a good one:
What Would You Do Right Now If You Had A Million Bucks?
I’d ask Mary what she thought. We’re a team. I wouldn’t think of making that decision alone. We’d probably split it between Church, charity, college funds, and remodeling the kitchen. A vacation to Hawaii would be cool.

Congratulations, Patrick! Good luck with A Cast of Stones!

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