Patty Blount is the author of contemporary “Internet Issues” novels for teens including the upcoming SOME BOYS.
Some Boys coming August, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)
Some boys go too far. They break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.
When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own.
TMI available now! (Sourcebooks Fire)
Bailey Grant and Megan Farrell have been BFFs since second grade
“With amazing authenticity, Patty Blount captures the thrill of gamer culture, as well as the dangers that lurk in an e-world where seeming truth and identity can be conjured like magic. Playing in this space is Bailey, who feels anything but made-up. She has real history, real problems, and a heart just a bit too open to stop her from falling in.” ~ Geoff Herbach
“Talk about a refreshing read of a female character that is into gaming. Ms. Blount, with her tech background, made sure to portray Bailey, when in her element, with all the passion that a gamer has when playing.” - Thiemba
“In this engrossing yet painfully realistic book, readers change point of view from Meg to Bailey and see how miscommunication online and in person can lead to badly hurt feelings and result in damage to a relationship built since the girls were young.” ~Amy Alessio
See the book trailer by Jeff Somers:
Send now available! (Sourcebooks Fire)
SEND was a Junior Library Guild Selection 2012 and a Kindle Teen Romance Bestseller.
It’s been five years since I clicked Send
Four years since I got out of juvie
Three months since I changed my name
Five minutes since I met Julie
A second to change my life…
What People Are Saying:
Blount’s first novel is a morality play about releasing the past and seizing the present. ~ Publisher’s Weekly
Dan’s likable first-person voice rings with authenticity… ~Kirkus Reviews
Blog Hops are such fun! I enjoy reading them and hope you do, too.
I was invited to this one by Barbara Binns, author of multiculutral young adult fiction about real boys growing into real men and the people who love them. You can check out Barbara here: http://babinns.com/index.php
Here are the questions we’re all answering in this Blog Hop.
What Am I Working On?
I’m working on two projects concurrently at the moment. My third Sourcebooks Fire novel, SOME BOYS, is in the final revision stages for its August, 2014 release and I just began the first draft of a novel called FIRE DRILL, about a teenage volunteer firefighter.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
This is a tough one. I’m told I write stories with palpable emotion. I hope that’s true.
Why do I write what I do?
I adore young adult fiction because I’m surrounded by young adults. I’m the proud mother of two sons — one of whom is a reluctant reader. In fact, I finished my first novel on a competition we had going — he promised he’d read it if I wrote it. Neither of us ever expected just how far that dare would take me.
How does your writing process work?
I’m a pretty devoted Plotter. I like to know who my characters are, what makes them tick, what brands they’d buy at the supermarket, before I write down a word. I also like to know how their story ends or at least, have some general idea. As I start my first draft, I find I rarely stick to that outline. The act of writing forces intimacy; I learn more about those characters with each chapter and frequently discover the original ending I envisioned isn’t as good as the second, fifth, or even tenth idea I can dream up. My debut novel, SEND, was rewritten about 7 times before it was published and each version has a different ending.