E. J. Patten

E.J. Patten was born Arizona and grew up with a love of stories, thanks to his parents’ ownership of a video store. He received a BA in Media Arts and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he lives with his wife and three children on a small hill overlooking a large lake in a Utah town.

Books by this Author

The Legend Thief
Return to Exile
Middle School Survival Kit


Lisa McMann Interview and Reading

Watch New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann answer questions about her latest YA novel, CRYER'S CROSS, and read from her Middle Grade Dystopian Fantasy Debut, THE UNWANTEDS.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to acquire more talents.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Harrison Ford.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My biggest pet was a golden retriever named "Bridger," and please don't call me Peeve. Oh. I misread that. Do I still have space to ans

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Eggsplint Poppycock, the Nearly Unknown. He was the most famous beet farming serf in the small Roman village of Snarquisquid in the forgettable middle part of the 4th century.

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