Patty’s Media Kit

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Bio (long)

Patty Blount grew up quiet and somewhat invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice writing smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. Today, she’s the award-winning author of edgy, realistic, gut-wrenching contemporary and young adult romance. Still a bit introverted, she gets lost often, eats way too much chocolate, and tends to develop mad, passionate crushes on fictional characters…and Gilles Marini….and Sam Heughan. Let’s be real; Patty’s not nearly as cool as her characters, but she is a solid supporter of women’s rights and loves delivering school presentations. 

Patty is best known for her internet issues novels, including SOME BOYS, a 2015 CLMP Firecracker winner and SEND, a 2012 Junior Library Guild Fall Pick. Visit her website at pattyblount.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter. She blogs at YA Outside the Lines and is also active on Twitter and Facebook. When she’s not writing, Patty loves to watch bad sci-fi movies, live tweeting 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. She loves hearing from readers, especially when they tell her she’s cool (even though she knows it’s not true), and is easily bribed with chocolate. Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Bio (short)

Patty Blount grew up quiet and invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice writing smart and strong characters willing to fight for what’s right. Today, she’s the award-winning author of edgy, emotional contemporary romance. Powered by way too much chocolate, Patty supports women’s rights by giving a voice to characters facing realistic situations like rape (SOME BOYS, 2014), bullying (SEND, 2012), and grief (NOTHING LEFT TO BURN, 2015). She enjoys hearing from her readers so visit her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. 

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

2013 — TMI is a Book Junkies Choice Award Finalist

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 , 2016

Patty delivers keynote speech to Smithtown High School East’s English Honor Society Induction ceremony, 2016

Patty Skypes with Cathy – Jo Nelson’s students at Dorman High School in South Carolina. 

Patty is an enthusiastic participant in Authors Unlimited 2017, at Saint Joseph’s College, Patchogue

Patty proudly delivers the keynote speech to Smithtown high School West’s English Honor Society Inductees, 2017

 

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

Instagram: pattyblount3

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Wattpad: Patty Blount

Goodreads: Patty Blount

 

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