Spreading a little SPARKle

Posted Apr 11 2018 in , , ,

Last week, I got to spend some time at Grayslake High School North, a high school about an hour from Chicago, attending the school’s Spark Week event.  This is such a great concept. Spark Week is a week-long introduction to artists in various media — music, poetry, film, and yes… literature.  I met some amazing […]

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It’s my favorite time of year — YA Scavenger Hunt time!

Posted Apr 3 2018 in , , , ,

Welcome to the 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 to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each […]

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Get ready! It’s YA Scavenger Hunt time!

Posted Mar 25 2018 in , , ,

Hello Readers! It’s that time again. The leaves are budding, the tulips blooming, and the baby chickens are peeping. That must mean it’s almost time for the spring YA Scavenger Hunt! For all of you who love finding new reads, this is the thing for you. If you’ve never heard of it,the hunt, we showcase […]

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COVER REVEAL! Someone I Used To Know

Posted Feb 23 2018

OMG, you guys, look at the beautiful cover for my 2018 young adult release, Someone I Used to Know!  The book drops this August. This is a companion story to Some Boys and deals with the same intense subjects.  Trigger Warning:  Boys will be boys is never an excuse. It’s been two years since the […]

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Help me name some characters!

Posted Jan 12 2018 in , , , ,

Hi!  I’m working on a new teen novel and my characters need names. I just can’t find anything I like.  Both are eighteen. She is smart and hard-working and absolutely refuses to date anybody. He is a loyal friend in her large circle of friends. This book will be about breaking up.  I can’t seem […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — YA Scavenger Hunt Time!

Posted Oct 3 2017 in , , , ,

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 to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each […]

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THE WAY IT HURTS and Its Back Cover Copy

Posted Aug 10 2017 in ,

Readers,  We goofed!  My apologies. We made an editorial change to the novel AFTER the cover was designed, which means that change wasn’t made to the back cover copy in time for production.  While the back cover copy suggests some anonymous person snapped a picture of main character Elijah Hamilton leering at actress Kristen Cartwright […]

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I’m officially Snapchat ready!

Posted Aug 8 2017

Ok, here goes!  I’m now on Snapchat.   

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Let Me Tell You About Him

Posted Aug 5 2017 in , , ,

When people find out I’m an author, one of the first questions they ask me is why do I write young adult fiction. And I always answer, “Because I want teens to know they’re not alone.” When I was growing up, my reading jumped this chasm from Nancy Drew to Barbara Cartland romance. The only […]

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Enter Patty’s Book Birthday Giveaway!

Posted Jul 31 2017

It’s a DOUBLE birthday celebration!    SEND is 5 years old this year PLUS, THE WAY IT HURTS is about to be released (8/1/17). You can win a copy of both books.  Enter the Rafflecopter!  Terms; US only Randomly selected winner can choose paperback or Kindle copies.        a Rafflecopter giveaway SaveSave

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