Patty’s YA “Idol” Search

Posted Jun 13 2017 in , , ,

My new book, THE WAY IT HURTS, drops on August 1st. It’s a story about two talented teens who desperately want to become famous. He’s got a hard rock band called Ride Out and she dreams of a career on Broadway. But they end up becoming infamous because of a single viral tweet.  This book […]

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It’s Beach Season…and that means, it’s Summer Reading Time!

Posted Jun 5 2017 in , , , , , ,

If you’re like me and love reading on the beach, I’ve got a contest for you!  Details are right here: http://jessicaruddick.com/giveaways/ya-beach-reads-giveaway/     

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Playlists and music in YA novels

Posted May 22 2017

I’m blogging over at YA Outside the Lines today.  Come visit!   

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The Way It Hurts is coming soon! Plus, a contest!

Posted May 9 2017

To help generate buzz about THE WAY IT HURTS, I’m running a contest at Fresh Fiction during the month of May.  Enter now and you could win a Kindle Fire HD. Please help me spread the word? Share, retweet, instagram and Facebook it!  UPDATED JUNE 13, 2017 — The winner of the Kindle Fire HD is […]

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RT Booklovers’ Convention! I’ll be there; will you?

Posted Apr 30 2017 in , , ,

    Hi! *waves from under a pile of clothing to pack* I’m packing like crazy for my flight tomorrow. I’ll be in Atlanta by dinner time for my first ever RT Booklovers Convention! (May 2-7th). I’ve alreadys shipped some cool swag and prizes.  You can find me out and about and I’ll definitely be […]

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Authors Unlimited ’17

Posted Apr 24 2017 in , ,

If you live near Patchogue, NY and have not attended Authors Unlimited — WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This annual event, organized by a group of Suffolk county librarians, is held on the Saint Joseph’s campus in Patchogue. It was my first time and I had no idea what to expect. I was among the […]

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YA Scavenger Hunt: Check it out… Hot Titles on the Blue Team!

Posted Apr 4 2017 in , , , ,

update: 4/10/17: JENNIFER FRENDER is the winner of the Amazon gift certificate. I’ll contact you via email.      YA Scavenger Hunt – Spring ’17 Season       Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access […]

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It’s time! YA Scavenger Hunt Time!!

Posted Mar 25 2017

For all of you who love finding new reads, I have just the thing for you. The YA Scavenger Hunt is coming. If you’ve never heard of it, the hunt runs twice a year in the spring and in the fall. During the hunt we showcase new and upcoming YA releases, give out tons of […]

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On Endings…

Posted Dec 27 2016

Come visit me at YA Outside the Lines, where we’re blogging about endings.     

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On heroism in America

Posted Nov 28 2016 in , , , , ,

Join me at YA Outside the Lines, where authors are blogging about heroes this month.   

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