Patrick McLaughlin was born in Washington DC but has lived primarily in Moline, Il., since he was 5 years old. He is a graduate of Moline High School and Marycrest University.

Ever since he was 10 years old he has wanted to be an author. “The Zoo” is his first book that he’s written and published. He came up with the idea for The Zoo when he was thinking about our place as humans in the universe and how we are at the top of the food chain on Earth. Patrick liked the term “There’s always a bigger fish,” and that sent him on his way to writing “The Zoo.”

Patrick ran a few commercials on overnight Coast to Coast last December and plans to appear at more events to share his book “The Zoo” with interested readers. He enjoys meeting fans of the genre that come out for a good time. In his spare time, Patrick likes to follow current events, sports, and train in martial arts. He has black belts in 3 martial arts.