The Latest from Patty

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! 


Book Junkies Choice Award 2013 Finalist!

Yes, you read that right — TMI is a Book Junkies Choice Award Finalist! 

*spins around* 

Will you vote


I’ll be on the radio Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 PM Eastern

Hope you’ll listen. 

Cover Reveal for TMI!

TMI, my second book with Sourcebooks Fire expected Fall, 2013, HAS A COVER AND IT’S GORGEOUS! 

Tell me what you think. Lie to me if you must 🙂 

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Amber Arnett ~ “I started reading this book yesterday and couldn’t put it down....” (More)

slsmitty25 Shannah ~ “What a great book! I was immediately hooked from the get go...” (More)

Kimberly Sabatini ~ “My heart simultaneously breaks and soars for the characters in this book…” (More)



Authors Against Bullying

Unfortunately, bullying happens to adults, too. Read my story and others here at the 2012 Authors Against Bullying Campaign.


In the Smithtown High East School Paper!

On the afternoon of 10/22, I was at Smithtown High School East talking to a journalism class who interviewed me for their school newspaper.

Sachem High School East Visit

On the morning of Monday, 10/22, I spent the morning at Sachem High School East talking to students in periods 1 through 6 about SEND and why I wrote it.

Here’s a link: