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Patty Blount is the author of contemporary “Internet Issues” novels for teens including the 2015 Firecracker Award winning SOME BOYS, which is also a Bookseller’s Best and RITA awards finalist! A new novel, SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW, drops August, 2018. 

She is also the author of contemporary romances.  A MATCH MADE AT CHRISTMAS is book four in the multi-author Christmas in New York series from Tule Publishing Group (November 11, 2014). Patty wrote a sequel called THE PARAMEDIC’S RESCUE, part of the Heroes of New York series. Also dropping in August, 2018 is NOBODY SAID IT’D BE EASY, a second-chance love story featuring the oh-so-sweet widowed father of four, Gabriel. 

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Announcing….2 new books! 

Coming August, 2018

2018 Junior Library Guild Fall Pick 

 

 

2017 Best Book Award Winner

Young Adult Fiction category

2018 YARWA “Athena Award”
Finalist 

 

 

 
      
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One post could end a friendship

        
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Some boys go too far

 

 

   

2015 Rita Finalist

2015 Firecracker Award Winner

2015 Bookseller’s Best Finalist

 
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They’ll risk everything until there’s nothing left to burn

 
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Christmas in New York

 

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From Patty's Blog

On bullying

Posted Feb 12 2019 in , , , , , , , ,

Readers, it’s happened again. 

Another headline in my local news about a teen committing suicide because he was bullied. 

If you’re a parent, are you talking to your kids about bullying? This is NOT a once-and-done conversation. It needs to be ongoing and frequent because the world in which we live sees new technologies every day, new apps that make it easier for kids to target — and be targets of  — others. 

Look at this link: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/police-issue-warning-about-potentially-dangerous-apps-teens-are-using/275-426fb7c3-b4be-42af-bbad-9f1ea98d7eb5 

I know we struggle about deciding to invade our children’s privacy, but when it’s life or death? No question — I am looking at that phone. 

Know who your kids’ friends are. Know who they’re talking to online and how or which apps they’re using to do so. Know their passwords. Consider taking away their phones overnight. Monitor the messages coming in. 

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