Who is Patty Blount?
Patty spends her days writing facts and her nights writing contemporary romantic fiction. A coworker once said if Patty were a super-villain, she’d be called The Quibbler. Her costume would be covered in exclamation points. Fueled by a serious chocolate obsession, a love of bad science-fiction movies, and a weird attraction to exclamation points, Patty looks for ways to mix business with pleasure, mining her day job for ideas to use in her fiction.
Though she’s passionate about happily-ever-afters, her first story wasn’t a romance at all. Penalty Killer, a whodunit, was written on a dare from her oldest son. Though unpublished, it was the subject of so many seventh-grade book reports that year, the English teacher requested a copy and later returned it, covered in red ink.
Ripped from the headlines, Patty’s novel, Send, a YA story about a former cyber-bully learning to deal with the suicide he caused with a single thoughtless click, was conceived when her boss suggested she learn about social media. Send was released August, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire.
Patty is a master multi-tasker, squeezing in reading time whenever she can - in the gym, while waiting on long lines and even while cooking dinner.
Patty is represented by Evan Gregory of The Ethan Ellenberg Agency. You can contact her at pattyblount3 at gmail dot com.
Favorite Chocolate: Hershey’s Kisses
Favorite TV Show: The X-Files, Supernatural, Fringe
Favorite Vampire: On TV: It’s a tie between Damon and Eric Northman. In books, it’s Cian – one of Nora Roberts’ characters from the Circle Trilogy. *swoons*
Team Edward or Jacob: Team Edward!
Favorite Punctuation Mark: !
Favorite Food: See Favorite Chocolate, above
Favorite Book: *gasps* Just one?
Favorite Writer: *gasps again* There are SO many, Patty can’t choose just one. Jeff Somers for his Avery Cates series. Nora Roberts for romance. Sherry Thomas for historical romances. Gayle Forman for her Where She Went sequel to If I Stay.
Favorite Movie: Chocolat. (Johnny Depp and chocolate in one movie – ’nuff said). Also, Airplane! Patty has seen it a few dozen times now.
Favorite Bad Movie: Mega-Python vs. Gata-Roid. Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. No, really.
Favorite Crush: Gilles Marini makes Patty melt.
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