About The AUTHOR

John Walker Pattison was born in the wonderful seaside town of South Shields 64 years ago.

He is a long-suffering but dedicated Newcastle United supporter; however, there is little doubt that the crucial hinge in John’s life is his beautiful wife, June, and his family. “Nothing is more important than family,” says John.

He recently retired from his post as a senior clinical nurse specialist in haematology at his local hospital, a place that established his cancer diagnosis in 1975; he is humbled to be one of the longest living cancer survivors in the UK at 46 years post diagnosis.

His interests include Native American photography and exploring parts of America unseen by tourists.

About The Book


itvNEWS Featured My Children’s Book

I’m glad to share that my book, Strange Trips and Weird Adventures, got featured by itvNEWS. The magazine also shared my journey of becoming a published author. Get more details here. [...]

ITV Tyne Tees News is all praise for author John Walker Pattison

“South Shields grandad who was diagnosed with ‘incurable’ cancer at 18 publishes a children’s book.” writes ITV Tyne Tees News. John Walker Pattison, the author of a wonderful children's book, Strange Trips and Weird Adventures, is one o [...]


Remarkable stories for remarkable children.

We all share a special bond with our children, whether we are parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. But the one remarkable factor that makes us the same is our goal of wanting to provide the very best for our children. Each and every child is remarkable. In that [...]

Ready for lift off…………..

www.strangetrips As in Chapter One, it is almost ready for lift off with the rocket boosters now on a slow burn. Publication date is Wednesday, 30th June although Strange Trips and Weird Adventures can be pre ordered from your favourite retailer now. It seems a lon [...]


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