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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! Her latest novel, SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW, dropped August, 2018, and was named a 2019 Best Children’s Book of the Year by Bank Street College of Education.

July, 2019: SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW is a 2019 YARWA Athena Award WINNER for both Best YA Contemporary Novel and Best of the Best. 

She is also the author of contemporary romances.  A MATCH MADE AT CHRISTMAS is book 4 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 out in August, 2018 was 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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TW: “Boys will be boys” is never an excuse

Announcing….2 new books! 

Released August, 2018

2018 Junior Library Guild Fall Pick

2019 Best Children’s Book 

2019 YARWA Athena Award Winner: Best YA AND Best of the Best Awards

 

 

2017 Best Book Award Winner

Young Adult Fiction category

2018 YARWA Athena Award
Finalist 

 

 

 
      
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It only takes one click


 
     
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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

New blog up at YA Outside the Lines

Posted Apr 22 2019 in , , , , ,

There’s been a lot of discussion online again about the lines authors should never cross in YA fiction.

Here’s what I have to say on the subject. Please join us, leave a comment, maybe share? 

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