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SOME BOYS special offer $1.99 – Plus! a giveaway for helping me spread the word


Digital versions of my third novel, SOME BOYS, can be downloaded for just $1.99 today until 6/17. Hit up your favorite book seller’s website. 

This novel won the CLMP Firecracker Award in 2015 and was a finalist in the RWA Rita and Booksellers’ Best award competitions. 

It’s about a girl named Grace who’s raped by her school’s most popular athlete — and no one believes her. But Grace isn’t the kind of girl to hide away. Oh, no. She COMPELS her school to hear her side. Don’t miss it. 

This summer, SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW drops on 8/7 and covers similar subject material only this time, justice is served…. or is it? Grace and Ian from SOME BOYS make cameo appearances in this companion story to SOME BOYS. SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW has already been named a 2018 Junior Library Guild Fall Pick. 

If you’ve already read SOME BOYS,  make sure you sign up for my newsletter to receive a FREE download of ONE GIRL, a short story that features Grace and Ian from SOME BOYS shortly after the book ends. 

Help me spread the word. I want this book to climb the charts and be made into a movie! I want NPR to talk about it. I want the ladies on The View to discuss it. I want Grace Collier’s name to be as famous as Bella Swan’s or Katniss Everdeen’s!

Share the news about the sale price between now and 6/17  — text message, tweets, Facebook posts, talking to your friends. All you have to do is show me — take a picture, video, or screen shot and send it to me at pattyblount3@gmail.com. On 6/18, I’ll choose a random participant to win a $10 Amazon gift card. (U.S. only please!)  Meanwhile, I may use what you share with me on my website. 

Thank you all ! 

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THE WAY IT HURTS is a Finalist in the YARWA ATHENA Contest!

*tosses confetti* 

Great news! I just learned that my 2017 release, THE WAY IT HURTS, is a finalist in the YARWA chapter’s Athena contest. I’m so excited! 

I think we should have a giveaway. Comment below and tell me your favorite thing about THE WAY IT HURTS and I’ll send you a signed copy. U.S. only. 

This is a happy Patty! 

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The Way It Hurts is a 2017 Best Book Award Winner

American Book Fest named THE WAY IT HURTS as a 2017 Best Book Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction category.

The Way It Hurts is coming soon! Plus, a contest!

June 23, 2017 — Folks, we’re just weeks away from THE WAY IT HURTS release day. The Fresh Fiction contest may be over (Congratulations, Natalya!) but I’ve got more coming. 

If you’re musically talented, check out my Idol contest! 

There’s also a special contest taking place for subscribers to my newsletter — if you aren’t subscribed yet, you could be missing lots of giveaways and contests. 

 

To help generate buzz about THE WAY IT HURTS, I’m running a contest at Fresh Fiction during the month of May. 

Enter now and you could win a Kindle Fire HD. Please help me spread the word? Share, retweet, instagram and Facebook it! 

UPDATED JUNE 13, 2017 — The winner of the Kindle Fire HD is Natalya K! 

 

 

 

 

This is my niece

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On February 1st 2015, my niece became a teenager. But instead of doing things other thirteen-year olds do, Jennifer got sick. When a lump suddenly developed near her collarbone, my sister had her checked. 

The diagnosis is one no parent should ever hear. Cancer. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Chemotherapy. Worse, her parents are divorced and still going through that revenge cycle, saying whatever they can to hurt each other more. While Jennifer sat in a hospital room with a port under her skin, her father was home with his new family, planning a barbecue. Relatives sent money for her medical bills; her father took the money out of all the cards and claimed he’s putting it in a college fund so her mother can’t touch it. 

Her mother is the one who left her job so Jen can have round the clock care. 

Now they’re in danger of losing their house because the bank refuses to work with them to make this impossibly stressful time a little less stressful. 

I’m trying not to be bitter about all this, but it’s damn hard. 

The one bright spot has been the kindness and generosity of friends, like Charlotte, a classmate who set up this GoFundMe account. Please share and donate if you can. 

 

Summer in New York Giveaway news!

What’s better than spending a relaxing day on the water reading a good book? 

How about several books? 

My writing sisters and I are giving away this awesome Summer Days prize package. Just sign up for all four newsletters and we’ll pick a random winner! 

Inside, there’s a  fluffy beach towel, sunglasses, Yankee Candle “Tranquil Beach” candle,  decorative hand towel, art plaque, butterfly photo holder, beach towel clips. And signed books from Jeannie Moon, Jolyse Barnett, Jennifer Gracen, and Patty Blount.

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Wattpad Block Party news!

Hi, all — don’t forget to check out the Wattpad Block Party all during the month of July! There are prizes, special posts, giveaways, and lots of new material. 

 

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Some Boys is a finalist in TWO RWA competitions!

I am beyond excited to tell you that SOME BOYS has been named a finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA Chapter’s Bookseller’s Best Award AND in the RITA Award. 

The awards will be presented the third week in July at separate ceremonies. The RITA award ceremony will be live-streamed on Saturday evening 8 PM (Eastern). Check the website for details. rwa.org. 

I hope you’ll watch! 

Some Boys is a 2015 Firecracker Award Winner!

I am so proud and honored to tell you that SOME BOYS has won this year’s Firecracker Award for YA

The award is presented by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Firecracker CGDRIl1UEAMoKPP

Authors on the Air Interview

Hi! If you missed my interview with Shannon Delany, here’s the link to the playback. She asked some wonderful questions! 

https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/ya-author-patty-blount-on?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+authorsontheair%2FUfce+%28Authors+on+the+Air%29 

 

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