Patty’s Media Kit

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Bio

Native New Yorker Patty Blount is the award-winning author of several critically acclaimed internet issues novels for teens as well as a few adult contemporary romances. She is inspired to write by such greats as Judy Blume, JK Rowling, and Gayle Forman. In fact, Judy Blume is the reason Patty elected to write under her real name…so she’d appear on shelves next to her idol. Patty adores writing; she’s written everything from technical manuals to song lyrics (see THE WAY IT HURTS, coming August 2017). Patty wants you to know she loves chocolate…really, really loves chocolate. When not crushing on actors Gilles Marini or Sam Heughan, Patty can be found sitting in traffic somewhere on the Long Island Expressway, listening to audio books or talking wildly to herself about plots and characters. Prone to falling madly in love with fictional characters, Patty suffers frequent broken hearts when they all invariably prefer the heroine to her… go figure. When she’s not writing, Patty loves to watch bad sci-fi movies and live tweet the hilarity, and scour Pinterest for ideas on awesome bookcases. Patty lives on Long Island with her family in a house that, sadly, lacks bookcases. 

Awards & Accolades

2011 – a short story based on SEND finishes in the top ten of the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

2012 – SEND is a Junior Library Guild Fall Pick

2014 – TMI is selected as one of Wattpad’s Watty Award-winning stories, “Collector’s Dream”. 

2015 – SOME BOYS wins the CLMP Firecracker Award for best YA novel

2015 – SOME BOYS is a finalist in RWA’s prestigious RITA awards competition for best YA novel

2015 – SOME BOYS is a finalist in the Greater Detroit Bookseller’s Best Award competition for best YA novel

2015 – SOME BOYS makes the list of YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

2016 – SOME BOYS is selected as a Gateway Readers Award Finalist by the Missouri Association of School Librarians

2016 – SOME BOYS is a nominee in the South Carolina Book Awards

2016 – SOME BOYS makes the list of 49 MOST UNDERRATED BOOKS YOU REALLY NEED TO READ by Buzzfeed.  

2016 – SOME BOYS enters a 9th print run

2017 – SOME BOYS earns Second Place in Missouri Association of School Librarians Gateway Readers Award competition. At South Carolina’s Association of School Librarians conference, a student-made book trailer entry based on SOME BOYS took first place for that competition and can be viewed on the Books menu. 

 

Credits

Patty is interviewed on Writers Comma Ice Cream Episode #08 

Patty delivers keynote speech to Smithtown High School East’s English Honor Society Induction ceremony

 

Headshots

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Press Contact

Interview requests, email Patty 

To obtain review copies of novels, contact Sourcebooks Fire: alex.yeadon@sourcebooks.com

Patty is represented by Evan Gregory at The Ethan Ellenberg Agency

 

Social Media

Patty is highly visible online. Follow her here:

Twitter: @pattyblount

Facebook: Patty Blount Novels

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