Patrick M. Cunningham is a New Adult Fiction genre writer and the author of The Devil and the Awesome Four. Inspired by real-life experiences, including his membership in a Satanic cult at the age of 16, Patrick began writing out of boredom. His first days of writing began at the age of nine and as an adult he has written over 700 stories which all became catalysts for his Awesome Four series. Patrick praises Stephen King's Salem's Lot, Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Mystery of The Laughing Shadow, and the Enid Blyton Famous Five. Patrick is also a part-time paranormal investigator.