Throughout his life, Patrick has loved sports and speculative fiction in all its forms. He grew up in Virginia and studied Religious Studies at the University of Virginia where he graduated in 1990. His degree allowed him as an author to create rich worlds with nuanced belief systems.
Professionally known as P.G. Holyfield, he authored “Murder At Avedon Hill” and numerous short stories. He received the John W. Polidori Award for Best Vampire Novel of 2010 and Best Fantasy Novel at the 2010 Foreword Book of the Year Awards.
While Patrick is best known for fiction and media work, the three creations he was most proud of were his daughters Kayla, Samantha, and Alexis. He is survived by his children, his parents Mary Jo Holyfield, Ron Holyfield, step mother Kay Williams Holyfield, his brother Mark Holyfield and sister-in-law Joan Holyfield, nephews Hunter and Austin Holyfield, aunt Darla Gail Holyfield, and his beloved Kim Herrick.
He will be missed by all, but through his creative works will live on; “You can’t stop the signal.”
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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