Patrick Gleeson

Writer and composer

I am a novelist. I have also done an assortment of creative things. Here are some quite interesting projects that I have worked on:

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Hattie Brings the House Down

A cosy crime novel, the first in a trilogy titled "The Theatreland Mysteries", published by Bedford Square. I've been working on the first book since 2021, and if you've ever met me then I'm afraid I will pressure you to buy it once it's released in May.

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I'm no game designer, and I'm not much of a gamer either, but I had an idea for a turn-based single-player card battler game, and ended up building it, or at least the first few levels of it.

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Why Aren't You Coding?

A webcomic I wrote, for and about software developers. I managed 42 episodes before my brain dissolved.

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Working with Coders: A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie

A business book I wrote, based on my experience as a coder and a manager of coders, aimed at the poor sods who have to deal with them. Published by Apress.

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The Brainworthy House Mysteries

A pilot for a comic sci-fi radio musical series. I wrote the script and the music, then to be honest I lost my nerve and abandoned it before I'd really given it a proper go.

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Starship Goldfish

A pilot for Jason Weight's TV grown-up comedy sci-fi animation. I wrote some music for it and voiced one of the characters.

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The Electric Animal Circus

A pilot for an animatronic live show set in a dystopian future. I built the animatronics, wrote the music/scripts/etc for a series of promotional short films that I sent to every producer under the sun. Sadly, although perhaps not surprisingly, I couldn't find funding to take it further.

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Constance & Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams

A musical I created with Alexandra Spencer-Jones. I wrote the music and some of the lyrics. We put it on in Edinburgh, a few different London venues and the Latitude festival, and it's since been performed in the US a few times as well.

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The Clockwork Quartet

A steampunk cabaret. We got mentions in the Guardian and NME and a full photo feature in Bizarre magazine, and a small but devoted online following. I wrote the bulk of the music and lyrics.