Pattison's Perspectives

A New Year, A New Blog, and My Son’s Battle With Cancer

As some of you who read this blog may already know, less than two weeks before Thanksgiving, my five-year-old son was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his leg.

Needless to say, the past month and a half has been a whirlwind of horrendously challenging trials for my family as our whole world has been turned upside down.

To better process the anguish (and to hopefully be able to help other families who go through this in the future), I began a new blog chronicling our battle with our baby boy’s cancer.

Although I will still keep this blog, I won’t be adding much to it as my time is limited even more now than it has ever been in the past. However, I encourage you to subscribe to my new blog, The Kohen Chronicles (or at least check it out). Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated.

Additionally, you can check out my non-fiction articles and essays published on Medium at

As for my next book (an anthology of short stories entitled What Lurks Beneath), I am still working on writing it but its release is obviously going to be delayed. I was originally hoping to have it published by the end of 2020, but it will likely not be available until the following year.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support during this challenging time.


J.L. Pattison