Welcome to my Website, a forum for my passions - professional and personal. Here's a bit about me:
For much of my professional life I was a journalist. I worked in newspapers, magazines, radio and online news. I met and interviewed many interesting, high profile people. My work was often exciting and allowed me to have wonderful lifetime experiences. From floating high in a hot air balloon race to plunging deep into the inky blackness of a working tungsten mine, rubbing elbows with the famous and infamous, covering tragedies and triumphs. I was privileged to interview a number of famous (and some infamous) personalities during these exciting years. And, I was honored with a couple of journalism awards for my reporting, along with a 20-year career that was inspiring, fascinating and energizing.
Today, Bolton Road Publishing, named after the modest village street in Silsden, England, where my grandfather Frank Darby was was born, is my platform for digital publishing and for time-honored books we hold in our hands.
I am excited to harness my many years as a journalist, editor and publisher to help other experience the satisfaction of publishing. I understand this quest because I have authored and published several books and short stories of my own. I've included a page with my work on this Website - along with links to my other leisure time delight - sculpting - mostly for casting in bronze but also drifting into other mediums.
Thank you for visiting and hoping that you'll call on me should you want a creative and managable website, or to help you create a print publication that fulfills a personal or family goal.
Darby Lee Patterson
I particularly enjoyed my experience as the publisher of "Heartland Magazine," a life style, newspaper insert that circulated throughout Central California and the Serra foothills. Later, I put these publishing skills together to create books, magazines and websites for other people. It's great fun participating in helping someone's dream of publishing come true.
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
― Maya Angelou