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

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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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. That when asked a question about my greatest flaw, I make a joke out of it.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I care.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being Harrison Ford.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife.

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