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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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…. YA Scavenger Hunt is here!

Posted Sep 29 2020 in , , , , , ,

It’s that time again! YA Scavenger Hunt time! If you love YA fiction like I do, you’ll know why I’m singing right now. 

It’s also the LAST hunt. That’s right, the amazing coordinators of this amazing blog hop of books and prizes are hanging up their lucky numbers. 

I’m ridiculously grateful to founder Colleen Houck and for the entire YASH team for allowing me to have so much fun these many years. I first discovered the hunt when I was a baby author with no books published yet. I spent HOURS following the clues and hopping from blog post to blog post collecting lucky numbers and some amazing authors who were new to me. When I at long last published SEND, my debut novel, I couldn’t wait to participate in the hunt as a writer! I’ve done so many times and with many novels. I’m so grateful to the YASH organizers for all that you’ve done for me. 


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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! At 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 72 hours!


Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are 3 contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team, and a purple team 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’ve 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 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. Please enter ONCE! Multiple entries will disqualify you! 


Today, I am hosting HELEN VIVIENNE FLETCHER on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a children’s and young adult author, playwright and spoken-word poet. She has written numerous books for young people, including Broken Silence, which was a finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Best First Book Award. She explores many different genres in her writing, sometimes all at once, in the same book.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here




A prophecy…
A new student…
A pot plant growing out of control…

One of these things could save Toby. The trouble is, which one?

When Toby arrived at this school six months ago, learning magic seemed like a dream come true. Now he’ll be happy if he and his classmates just get out of here alive.

With teachers, other students and their own spells against them, will Toby save his friends from the dangers they face? Or is he the one they should really fear? 

And now, here’s Helen!   

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a great time making your way through the maze of authors to find those secret numbers.

I’ve participated in YASH a few times, and each time my friend has helped me make a playlist to go with one of my books. She was very sad to hear this was the last time YASH would be running as we’ve really loved putting together these book soundtracks for you.

This year’s one is for my darkly magical novella, Reactive. Some of these songs are ones I listened to while writing, others are ones we thought fit the story or that the characters might listen to. Whether you’ve read Reactive or not, there’s some great tunes in there, so have a listen as you carry on with the hunt.

Playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x_w4KFvFZNEpIW40lb2ROxyqJeQl_kb

As a bonus bonus for the last YASH, if you’d like to check out the previous book soundtracks we made, you can find them here:


We All Fall: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x_w4KFvFZMo0V67vp9ryN6aXAWV6FsA

Underwater: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5x_w4KFvFZNvtBWAHecRJdHxt7_WvAhk



Back to Patty:

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Helen Vivenne Fletcher and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 3! 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!

Before you hop over to the next blog, here’s another chance to win an Amazon gift card (U.S. only please!) 


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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, C. Lee McKenzie!