Author Archives: Patrick W. O'Bryon

About Patrick W. O'Bryon

Writer. Traveler. Europhile, especially Italy and France. Hobbies: rescuing animals from abuse, abandonment and mistreatment, and being sous chef around the kitchen to my chef de cuisine wife.

DAVID, GOLIATH AND LEXI THE CAT

Everyone knows the story, right? Shepherd David, the underdog, takes on the well-armored Goliath to settle an endless war, and fells the Philistine giant with a stone from the sling he uses to protect his flock. A story to hearten any young … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BIRD-BRAINED THOUGHT, just in time for Thanksgiving

Ever since I sat in a movie theater years ago and watched Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, I’ve had a strange fascination with our winged co-habitants here on Earth. Not some “birder” fascination, where I might spend hours out in the … Continue reading

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CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS, A Novel of Nazi Germany, NOW IN AUDIO BOOK FORMAT!

For those of you who prefer audio books, Corridor of Darkness is now available in that popular format on Amazon, Audible.com, and iTunes! Tim Campbell, a professional narrator with a rich baritone voice and over 60 titles to his name, does a … Continue reading

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The stuff of dreams, yet real.

Three a.m., and the rigors of international air travel have put your internal clock at odds with sleep. You arise in the dark and step to the broad, open window. Only a horizontal rod of iron separates you from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beacon of Vengeance by Patrick O’Bryon

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I have been catching up on some sequels and series. There are some new authors I have been introduced to this past year that have really managed to keep me engaged and Patrick O’Bryon…

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BEACON OF VENGEANCE, A Novel of Nazi Germany, CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS Volume 2, NOW AVAILABLE!

In the summer of 1941 America edges closer to joining battle against Hitler’s victorious armies in Europe…but a dangerous spy game is already underway. Reluctant former operative Ryan Lemmon disappears in Nazi-occupied France, a country riddled with corruption and deceit. Ostensibly assigned to … Continue reading

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STORMY NIGHT, ABANDONED HOSPITAL, DANGEROUS INTRUDERS? — MEMOIR, PART TWO

(Should you not yet have read Part One of this little hospital memoir, you may want to check it out first.) “Let’s get out of here!” The teen-aged son of Dr. B appeared every bit as worried as the rest … Continue reading

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A DARK & STORMY NIGHT & AN ABANDONED HOSPITAL: a Memoir of my Youth

Back in my youth our family did a lot of traveling. Most of our relatives lived in the Midwest—Kansas, Missouri, Illinois. And every summer we piled into the family sedan (no air conditioning, of course) and headed east to spend at … Continue reading

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Book Facts that Explain Stupidity

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? Reading is vital to education on any topic.   Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes   These are sad statistics. Fiction, non-fiction, read something.…

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HOW NOT TO RAFT A RIVER: Another Misguided Adventure

Readers of this blog know that water and I have had a difficult relationship over the years…you know, near-drowning, that sort of thing. So in honor of the season, here’s another look at what NOT to do when it comes to … Continue reading

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