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E. J. Patten

E.J. Patten was born Arizona and grew up with a love of stories, thanks to his parents’ ownership of a video store. He received a BA in Media Arts and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he lives with his wife and three children on a small hill overlooking a large lake in a Utah town.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would want to meet Caesar, and I would say, "Beware the ides of March...also, Brutus is plotting to kill you. You might want to look into that. Oh, and, er, could I borrow some money--you being an emperor and all? Just until my next advance comes in, I swear I'm good for it! No? Fine then, forget what I said about the ides!"

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I generally prefer to be "on" the world, but if I had to be "in" it, I would probably choose a cenote near Cancun.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Not necessarily in order: "Foruna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna" by Carl Orff. "Battle of Evermore" by Led Zepplin. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. "Black Wings" by Tom Waits.

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