Patrick was born on Lower Gardiner Street in the heart of Dublin City in 1971. He attended primary and secondary school at St. Paul’s CBS (Brunner) on North Brunswick Street before qualifying as an Amenity Horticulturist from the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin in 1992. Patrick is married to Liz and they have three children, Robert, Rebecca and David and live in Killarney, Co. Kerry. Baxter’s Boys is Patrick’s debut novel and he has also written and performed several short plays including Sam Who? (The Irish Hangover), Bar Flies and A Fishy Tale. He is a founding member of the Four Esquires, a small writing group based in Killarney.