D. B. Patterson writes contemporary fiction for adults, as well as fantasy and adventure fiction for teens and kids. Patterson's short works have been published in Elephants & Other Gods, Ramble Underground, Shalla Magazine, Larks Fiction Magazine, and Cerulean Rain. Books for young readers include The Christmas Witchling and Little Tiger and the Dragon King of Beijing. Illustrated books for early readers include four top-selling Lamby Lambpants storybook adventures and one coloring book.
Mr. Patterson's myriad literary influences include the writings of Toni Morrison, Flannery O'Connor, Pat Conroy, John Irving, Dorothy Allison, Harper Lee, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Paulo Coelho, John Jakes, Margaret Mitchell, Carson McCullers, J.D. Salinger, Joseph Campbell, Shakespeare, and Stephen King.
In addition to writing, D. B. Patterson is also a musician, a vocal and artistic mechanic, a classically-trained actor (he performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theater, for example), a sometime-puppeteer, a digital graphic designer, an illustrator, the co-founder of a toy company, and the 1995 1st Runner-up National Karaoke Champion (don't tell anyone). He is married and currently lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, with his wife and daughter.