- Description: D.S. Patrick's lifelong love of fantasy books and role playing games inspired him to write his first novel. He was born in New York where his younger years were spent playing Dungeons & Dragons. He has always been fascinated by the aspects of fantasy; from dragons to wizards and everything in between. D.S. Patrick served in the military for over twenty years, where he learned good fighting strategies that helped him to write his novel. Being in the military also taught him leadership skills, how to command troops, and problem solving techniques. D.S. Patrick has also been a cook for over thirty years.