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 do you regret most?

A. The eighties, followed closely by cordaroy pants.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Harrison Ford.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Not necessarily in order: "Foruna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna" by Carl Orff. "Battle of Evermore" by Led Zepplin. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. "Black Wings" by Tom Waits.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I care.

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