Patrick Weekes was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Stanford University, where he received a BA and an MA in English literature. In 2005, Patrick joined BioWare's writing team in Alberta, Canada. Since then, he's worked on the Mass Effect trilogy as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition. He wrote Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, a novel set in the Dragon Age universe. Patrick lives in Edmonton with his wife, Karin, his two Lego- and video-game-obsessed sons, and far too many rescued animals. In his spare time, he takes on unrealistic Lego-building projects, practices kenpo karate, and plays video games, often badly.