Blog Tour: Interview with Patrick Carman Author of Dark Eden

Welcome to our stop on the Patrick Carman's Dark Eden Blog Tour. The official Dark Eden blog tour! Halloween is just around the corner and to celebrate the publication of Dark Eden, available everywhere November 1st, this month author Patrick Carman will be visiting blogs to share spooky guest posts and sneak peeks from his brand new book and app.

Patrick Carman Links: Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Do you dare to face your fears? Take the Dark Eden Fear Test. Follow Patrick Carman on Twitter and visit the official Dark Eden website.
Pre-Order Dark Eden today: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound

Dark Eden Summary: (from HarpreTEEN) "When Will Besting approaches Fort Eden for the first time, he knows something isn't right. With more terrifying secrets at every turn he discovers a hidden fear deep inside himself, a dark mystery a thousand years in the making, and the unexpected girl of his dreams. But can he save everyone from the dangers of Fort Eden before it's too late?"

OUaT: How and when did you come up with the idea for DARK EDEN?

One of my best friends also works as a counselor for teens and adults. We were on a long drive, heading to Montana for some R and R on a river, and we got into a long conversation about the physiology of fear. Interesting things happen to us when we’re afraid beyond just ‘fight or flight.’ That got me thinking about people with extreme fears who live otherwise ordinary lives, and how a villain could take advantage of those people. For almost a year after that, every drive we took to a river included this topic. I had lists and lists of unusual phobias and fears, and we had some fascinating conversations.

OUaT: You have written many books, what can you say isyour favorite topic or genre to write about?

All of my books are mysteries, and I’m especially fond of writing a story that has a surprise ending. So while I like to jump from genre to genre – thriller, fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, realistic fiction – all of my stories are rooted in mystery.

OUaT: If you had to step into one of your seven characters in DARK EDEN’s shoes which one would you pick and why?

Will Besting. I’d much rather not know the cure is coming. And I’m an observer, so what he’s doing fits with my personality. I’m very happy sitting in a cafe watching people go about their lives and trying to guess what they’re up to. Also, he falls in love, which is an enjoyable experience.

OUaT: Would you say your book is scary? And if so, to what extent?

I think DARK EDEN is more of a psychological thriller than a horror novel. I’d compare it to “Shutter Island,” with a similar surprise twist ending.

OUaT: What else would you be if you weren't an author?

I love all kinds of storytelling. I think if I weren’t a novelist I would work in movies, television, or video game development. A great story is a great story. I’m not hung up on what the delivery method is.

Be sure to check out all the stops on the Dark Eden blog tour:

October 3rd: The Bookish Brunette
October 4th: The Reader Bee
October 5th: Novel Novice
October 6th: The Bookworms
October 7th: Girls in the Stacks
October 10th: Between the Pages
October 11th: Dark Readers
October 12th: Letters Inside Out
October 13th: The Book Faery
October 14th: Books Complete Me
October 17th: Two Chicks on Books
October 18th: Starry Sky Books
October 19th: Great Imaginations
October 20th: Once Upon a Twilight
October 21st: Me, My Shelf and I
October 24th: Fiktshun
October 25th: PageTurners
October 26th: Icey Books
October 27th: Truly Bookish
October 28th: Stuck in Books


  1. Great Interview!!! This is a fantastic project and a revolutionary way of telling a story. Check out the FREE app at And for those of you who can't quite wait for the print edition's a link from the publisher that gives you access to the first 70 pages of the book (including illustrations).

  2. Awesome interview! I just read Dark Eden last week and I LOVED it!

    Xpresso Reads


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