The second oldest of thirteen children born to Irish Catholic parents, Patrick grew up in Chicago. His works include human interest pieces, children’s stories, short stories and three full length novels. His favorite genre is crime fiction. His articles and short stories have appeared in various newsletters, newspapers, and national magazines for the past eight years.
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Other Works by Patrick Shanahan:
Terror on Home Soil
The Justice Club
Numerous human interest stories appeared in DRG owned national magazines. Currently writing columns for Moberly Monitor Index, Moberly, Missouri and The Home Press Macon, Missouri. Interviewed and written over 100 military veterans’ stories appearing in Loc Haven Nursing Home (Macon, Mo.) annual Veterans’ Salute.
Memories and Imagination
… a collection of fast-paced tales that includes cold case detective dramas full of unexpected (though plausible) twists and turns alongside warm-hearted stories about lost love found, as well as playful snapshots of daily life, reminiscences, and chance encounters …
The Adventures of Bunny Bunny
The Bunny clan watch in terror as their nest is attacked by natural predators. Mother Bunny sets out alone to warn papa and instructs Bunny Bunny to care for his sisters. The trio endures numerous adventures. Later, word reaches the family that Papa Bunny has been kidnapped by the evil “Big Bacon” and brought to the magical domain, the Land of Milk and Honey, where he is enslaved. Bunny and his sisters travel to the bewitched kingdom and meet Mother Nature who tells the children of the dangers and warns that Big Bacon has her magic necklace and all the powers it possesses.
The Bunny’s Go to the Circus
After listening to Mother Bunny talk about the circus, her children Bunny, Honey, and Cutie Pie were filled with excitement and anticipation. Vivid images of performers wearing colorful costumes and exotic circus animals filled their minds.
When she spoke of the endless treats that the audience dropped under the grandstands and around the Big Top they barely heard her warnings about the dangers.
The following day after creeping under the canvas in the main tent Bunny, always looking out for his younger sisters, was again challenged when Cute Pie set out on her own to find adventure. Instead she found herself in an unseemly hopeless situation.
Rescuing their sibling presented a situation that would endanger both Bunny and Honey, but the thought of abandoning Cutie was never considered.
Mr. Ghost Man is Patrick’s short story in Love Matters, volume 3 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies.
The Vanishing Hitchhiker, is Patrick’s short story in the fourth of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies, Consuming Tales.
Mail, and Vladimir Lazorav is Missing are two short stories by Patrick in volume 1 of the Crimson Tales series
unravels the consequences of a late-delivered letter.
Vladimir Lazorav is Missing
is a clever cold case investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a deeply unpopular man
Mr. Mayor is Patrick’s short story in the second Crimson Tales anthology.