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



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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


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


Christmas in New York


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From Patty's Blog

The Sound of Silence

Posted Jan 6 2020 in , , ,

Welcome to this leg of the Filles Vertes Publishing LOVE ON MAIN blog hop!

If you somehow landed on this page and haven’t heard about the blog hop, click here

I’m Patty Blount and my short story, SILVER FOR GOLD, takes place in The Hamptons on Long Island and follows Ethan Lewis and Alli Santanta, servers who work at upscale restaurant. Ethan is shy and hates to talk but when Alli is harassed by a customer, he must find just the right words. 

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Enjoy this entertaining character interview and get a glimpse of the intriguing stories awaiting you in LOVE ON MAIN. Remember to look for the keyword/phrase and take a note of it!

Happy Hopping!

This is so much fun! 





Author Patty Blount sits in her office, staring at a boy, a young man. He’s tall, with messy hair and a bit of scruff on his strong jaw. His eyes are bright but cautious and every once in a while, if she doesn’t blink, Patty sees a dimple flirt on his cheek. He holds a phone in his hand, open to an eReader app. 

Patty: “Ethan, you’ve been working at Saluti for a while now. Do you like it?”

Ethan: “Sure.”

Patty waits a beat. Waits some more. Clears her throat. “What do you like about it?” 

Ethan grins briefly and that dimple winks. “The tips.” 

Patty indicates the app on his phone. “What are you reading there?” 

Ethan: “I am Malala.” 

Patty: “Do you like it?” 

Ethan: “Yes.” 

Sighing, Patty grins: “You’re a man of few words. What’s up with that?” 

Ethan shrugs. “Talking causes…” he circles his hand, tries to <FIND> the right word. “Drama.” He shakes his head. “I hate drama.” 

Patty: “Yes. I know. Can you tell us why?” 

He breathes out a laugh. “That would mean talking.” 

Patty: “Good point. Okay, my friend. Tell me about Alli.” 

Ethan’s head snaps up. “Is she here?” 

Patty: “Possibly. Tell me about her.” 

Ethan: “She’s cool.” 

Patty sighs. “What’s cool about her, Ethan?” 

Ethan frowns. “Everything, okay?” 

Patty’s eyebrows climb. “Now we’re getting somewhere. You like her, don’t you?” 

He nods. “Sure.” 


“You know why.” 

Patty nods. “I do. Of course I do. I want to hear it from you. Words matter, Ethan.” 

Ethan stares at his author. “I know that better than anybody. That’s why I don’t talk much.” 

Patty changes tactics. “Do you know why I call this story SILVER FOR GOLD?” 

Ethan shrugs. “Silver tongue?” 

Patty grins. “Close. It’s from an old saying, ‘Speech is silver but silence is golden.’ Do you know what it means?” 

Ethan waits patiently for Patty to explain. 

“It means that patience and listening are often more important, more valuable, than eloquence. Do you agree?” 

“I do,” Ethan replies immediately. 

Patty: “Would you also agree that there are times when speaking up is valuable — maybe even crucial?” 

Ethan looks away. Shrugs. Shakes his head. 

“I can’t think of any.”

Patty smiles. “You can. You will. When the time is right, you will.” 


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