About Us


ABC Adventures Publishing, LLC, is operated by the Patrick Family located in New Bern, NC. The Patrick Family is a blessed little family of three (Bryan, Eleanor and Ervin). 

Bryan is a curious 3 year old.  He enjoys reading, playing, doing science experiments and building with Legos! He is full of energy and ideas! Both of Bryan's parents are public school educators. 

Eleanor has always enjoyed writing and is excited about fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming an author.  Eleanor has earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology and a Master's degree in School Administration from East Carolina University. Additionally, she has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  Currently, Eleanor is enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Special Education and Child Development. Eleanor has worked as a teacher, principal, and Director of the Exceptional Children's Program within the North Carolina public school system. Eleanor is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators. 

Ervin has earned an Associates degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Funeral Service Education and two Associates degrees from Craven Community College, where he is also honored to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Additionally, he holds a Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University.  Ervin has worked, and still serves on occasion, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Previously, he served as a Human Resources Specialist and the Director of Human Resources for a public school system in eastern North Carolina.  Currently, he serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & School Operations for a public school system in eastern North Carolina.  He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., King Solomon Masonic Lodge, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Craven County Board of Health.  Ervin is a proud supporter and past President of Craven County Partners In Education and the West Craven High School Band programs.