My Own Quarter Life Crisis

slumbering old manAt 30, I can’t very well claim to be having a quarter life crisis, unless I plan on living to 120 years old (a cool thought, but that sounds…just…exhausting).

I do, however, vividly remember my own quarter life crisis, mostly because it didn’t end too long ago. Also, (surprise surprise) it pretty much mirrored the crisis of Sean, one of the main characters in Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel.

What I…

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Quarter Life Crisis Gear




Alright. First of all, it’s been a while. Hope everybody’s summer’s going good. If you live in South Florida, hope these summer storms haven’t drowned or electrocuted you yet (seriously, it’s been like a daily Armageddon out here). Down to business:


The above picture is a glimpse of the final results for the Quarter Life CrisisBookreads giveaway that ended yesterday. Congrats to…

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Everything Matters


There’s really not much that can be said about this book that hasn’t  been said already in the seemingly million reviews it’s gotten. Yet I join the flock of fans when I say that this is probably one of the greatest pieces of literature I discovered while in grad school.

Imagine you were born with a voice in your head that told you things about people’s pasts and futures that nobody could/should…

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Book Goodies Interview


Got an interview up at Answer a bunch of questions about my writing process and the state of the publishing industry nowadays. Click the link (or the pic above) to check it out.

Ten (10) weeks til Quarter Life Crisis releases! Make sure you click here to preorder.

Later peeps.


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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Quarter Life Crisis by Patrick Anderson Jr.

Quarter Life Crisis

by Patrick Anderson Jr.

Giveaway ends June 22, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Quarter Life Crisis Goodreads Book Giveaway

So, for those of you who aren’t one of the 25 million people using Goodreads, it’s a social media site for literature lovers. Basically Facebook for bookworms. All sorts of great info and opportunities to share thoughts on recently read novels, connect with your favorite authors, and meet people like you who regularly find themselves with their face buried in words. They’ve also got these author…

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Love and Other Near-Death Experiences


Sitting here looking at the advanced copy of Quarter Life Crisis, I started thinking about how much my reading preferences have changed over the years (and, as a result, my writing preferences). Because I’m the type of guy who sits around thinking about shit like that. Sidetrack: check out the book:

When I was a kid, thrillers and horrors were King. Stephen King, to be exact (I’ve got two…

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First advanced copy of the book. Quick pic before it goes off to the Miami International Book Fair. Preorder at Releases August 5th.

First advanced copy of the book. Quick pic before it goes off to the Miami International Book Fair. Preorder at Releases August 5th.

Why I Quit Teaching to Become a Bartender

441835e1e07f861b37af4a3f700b7c6fc5Many people (especially those who know me personally) who have both already read and will be reading Quarter Life Crisis when it officially releases in August will see a lot of parallels between me and one of the main characters, Sean. Though I personally tend to think I have more in common personality-wise with the other main character, Lauren (she doesn’t hate life nearly as much as Sean does,…

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QLC’s Building Up to a Boiling Point

Building Up to a Boiling Point

Been an eventful past few weeks, to say the least.

Things are kind of blurring together at this point, but to summarize: I’ve officially ended my time as an adjunct professor, gotten back into the bartending/hospitality industry, did anywhere between 500 and 8,000 edits on the advanced copy of Quarter Life Crisis (at least that’s what it felt like–btw, QLC’sout August 5th, head over to…

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