About the Author:


Stephen Patrick

Horror, Post-Apocalyptic,
Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense

As a child of Kentucky and Texas, bluegrass and bluebonnets share equal time in my blood, fueling a need for adventure and exploration, and a keen desire to see what is out there.

This is my third evolution as a writer, starting as a young boy inventing adventures for my toys and friends. In school, I wrote to fulfill assignments and map out the world. Now, I write for the same reason I read: I want to know what happens next.

Stories can make us laugh or smile, scream or cry, sometimes at the same time. In the best stories, we let the pages tell us what we need to see inside ourselves.

My fiction ranges from horror to historical, and I placed in a short story contest when one of my first stories found a home in Evolution: Vol 1, published by Evolved Publishing. Outside of the Lone Star state, I won the Arkansas Writer’s Conference Special Award (2009) and the Creme De La Creme Award (2014) from the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. for best overall story.

Featured Books by
Stephen Patrick


Horror / Post-Apocalyptic /
Sci-Fi / Suspense Thriller

The Holocaust Engine –
Book 1

The armies of hell are loosed upon paradise, and nothing can stand in their path.

Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award, Fall 2020 –
Best Science Fiction

“…a chilling community horror adventure like no other, and one which leaves you with a lump in your throat throughout. …one of the most interesting and original virus-style thriller novels I’ve read in a long while.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)

“This is a well-crafted horror story with memorable characters and an unusual plot. The Holocaust Engine is a fun and quick read, thanks to the beauty of language and the authors’ gift for storytelling and plot.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Jose Cornelio (5 STARS)


Horror / Post-Apocalyptic /
Sci-Fi / Suspense Thriller

The Holocaust Engine –
Book 2

A team of investigators and military operators join the survivors in a race to stop the spread of an otherworldly plague.

After one year of quarantine, the Lower Florida Keys have descended into madness. The last of the local officials cling to power, hording supplies and using sheer brutality to force submission. When a second strain of disease burns its way through the enclaves of survivors, the military targets the islands for purge… until a cryptic message from inside the cordon halts the bombing.

Now, a broken former detective and a group of military operators race to unravel the claim that the disease is already out, weaponized, and ready to bring the world to its knees.


Horror / Post-Apocalyptic /
Sci-Fi / Suspense Thriller

The Holocaust Engine –
Book 3

Chaos descends inside the quarantine zone as a hurricane threatens to finish what the disease started.

***COMING 2024***

With an army of infected pouring across Key West, the last bands of survivors are caught between fighting monsters, each other, and a hurricane that is churning toward the island. The cordon around the island fails, leaving everyone to chose between fight, flight, flood, and faith.

Those who stay will face the disease and the demonic force it has released. With saltwater and blood soaking the island, these strike teams make their last ditch effort to challenge this threat to humanity… and drown it.


Short Story Anthology

Laugh a little, cry a little, think a little in this eclectic mix that will excite, interest, and intrigue from the first story to the last.

Two Anthologies of Contest Winners in One Volume

These 20 great stories by 19 authors feature many genres and many voices, all with one goal: provide the reader with a fun and entertaining journey through the short fiction format.

Features the short story “Imagination” by Stephen Patrick.

All Books by Stephen Patrick

At this time, we have only the Featured Books above by Stephen Patrick. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.


December 2011: Stephen Patrick’s short story Imagination is 1 of 7 outside finalists in the first-ever Evolved Publishing Short Story Contest, which received over 200 entries. It is subsequently published in Evolution: Vol. 1, which later gets rolled in to Evolution Volumes I and II.

February 2019: Stephen signs on with Evolved Publishing to publish his “The Holocaust Engine” series, co-written with David Rike.

September 2020: The Holocaust Engine (Book 1) releases.

September 2020: The Holocaust Engine receives 3 separate, glowing 5-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews.

December 2020: The Holocaust Engine wins the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Fall 2020 – Best Science Fiction.

Published Books

Published Short Stories

Published Anthologies

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