Saturday, October 13. 2pm. St. Albert Public Library.
Patrick Weekes was born in California, and received a BA and an MA in English Literature at Stanford University. He joined Bioware in 2005 and originally worked on the Mass Effect writing team. He was a writer on Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3, as well as the Lair of the Shadow Broker, From Ashes, Leviathan and Citadel. He is the lead writer for the Dragon Age series, and author of Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, as well as the three books in the Rogues of the Republic series.
Weekes’ novel, Feeder, was published in March 2018. His publishers describe it as a novel for ages 14-99! It follows the story of Lori Fisher who hunts monsters—not with a sword or a gun, but with an inter-dimensional creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind. This fast-paced adventure is reminiscent of X-Men and Men in Black, and features a cast of characters with diverse ethnicities, gender identities and preferences, as well as physical and mental disabilities. It allows readers from a multitude of backgrounds to be able to see themselves reflected and feel empowered.
Join Weekes during this Eek Fesitval weekend as he talks about his new book and about creating characters for novels and videogames.
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