New blog post up at YA Outside the Lines!

Posted Aug 22 2019

This month, the authors of YA Outside the Lines are talking about favorite characters.  But you know, I can’t pick just one. https://yaoutsidethelines.blogspot.com/2019/08/betcha-cant-choose-just-one-by-patty.html  

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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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Leave a review

Posted Apr 15 2019

Hi, readers! I have a tiny request to ask… if you’re a fan of my novels or of me in general — would you please take 10 seconds and: Tweet about my work?  Instagram a picture of you and my books?   Facebook about your favorite part of my books?  Leave a review on Goodreads or […]

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It’s YA Scavenger Hunt Time — Spring Edition!!

Posted Apr 2 2019 in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.    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 […]

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Not Just Any Girl — a Some Boys Short Story by Patty Blount

Posted Mar 19 2019 in

I am so incredibly excited to share this story with you. A few days ago, I received a message from a teen named Tristan in Iowa who told me his girlfriend, Blasi, is a huge fan and can’t stop talking about my novel, Some Boys. He wanted to know if I’d be willing to help […]

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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 […]

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On limits

Posted Jan 25 2019

I blogged at YA Outside the Lines this month about using limits as challenges to overcome. Stop by and leave a comment! 

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Join my Facebook Reader Group

Posted Jan 16 2019

Last year, I began a reader group for fans over on Facebook. It’s a small thing, just a place where I post a scene or two, invite reader participation in naming characters, and chat about books. It had no name all this time. I finally settled on the name PATINATION. I love this for a […]

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YA Outside the Lines: Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted Oct 23 2018 in , , , , ,

I’m blogging over at YA Outside the Lines about hiding in plain sight.  We all wear a mask…the public face we show the world while inside, we’re cringing or perhaps screaming.  How do you see what’s under the mask? 

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