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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One post could end a friendship

Some Boys Cover

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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Rabbit season? Duck Season? Nope! It’s YA Scavenger Hunt Season!

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt, spring edition! I LOVE the scavenger hunt. This is such a fun way to discover new authors and win amazing books. 

image by Derek Murphy

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are multiple contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there are several additional teams you can hunt with for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I, Patty Blount, have listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). 
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 7th at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Here’s a link to a Goodreads YA Scavenger List! We authors LOVE reviews. Did you know reviews help us get advertising and publicity? It’s true. Visit the list, vote and review for us, please?  *puppy dog eyes* 
I’m delighted to introduce you to Kat Ross! 
Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters, and doomsday scenarios. Hey… that’s a great example of the Rule of

3  *coughs* HINT! 

You can vist Kat at her website for more information. 

Kat’s sharing EXCLUSIVE CONTENT about her novel, A BAD BREED




Here’s the book cover — isn’t it GORGEOUS? 


Kat’s Exclusive YASH Content

Kat is sharing character cards with us today. Check these out! 



Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kat Ross, and all the other BLUE TEAM authors! To enter, you need to know MY favorite number. I left you a big hint in Kat’s bio. 

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, KIM CHANCE! 
I’m doing my own special giveaway. Enter here for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card you can use to buy more books! 

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