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Victoria Patterson is the author of the novel The Little Brother. She is also the author of the novels The Peerless Four and This Vacant Paradise, a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her story collection, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the Story Prize. Drift was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at Antioch University’s Master of Fine Arts program.

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Victoria Patterson Well, it's like Johnny Cash said: "There's bad in the best of us and good in the worst." --or some such. In order for the characters to be believable,…moreWell, it's like Johnny Cash said: "There's bad in the best of us and good in the worst." --or some such. In order for the characters to be believable, I wanted them to seem real. (less)
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I'm living with two teenage boys--my sons--and they've got their friends around all the time. Same when I was working on TLB. So that was…more
Hi Terri,

I'm living with two teenage boys--my sons--and they've got their friends around all the time. Same when I was working on TLB. So that was helpful. Also those teenage years are so fraught. Everything is so heightened. I tend to write about that time quite a bit--probably because my own teen years were so traumatic. (less)
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“At one point, a man who looked not much older than me said that though he loved his family, he’d never felt like he belonged. “Maybe it’s not them, and it’s not their fault,” he said. “Maybe it’s me.”
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message 7: by Mark

Mark Baynard Thanks for connecting Victoria! Check out my books "100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle" and "These Are Your Flowers." on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00TLXK5L6


Joshua How on earth do you read so much?? I'm jealous.


Gideon HI PROFESSOR! how was the field trip? =P

anyway, i should have known you were on here. i like your picture a lot. it's funny that you are reading anna karenina. i bought that book for 5 bucks a long time ago at some bookstore, but the size intimidated me so i never read it. =P


message 4: by Hilda

Hilda hi Victoria!
thanks for inviting me..
have a great reading time!
:)
long live robin!!!!


Daniel
It looks like you certainly can write, Victoria, so keep writing!


message 2: by Joshua (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:50PM)

Joshua Good times.


message 1: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:32AM)

Rebecca Hey Soon-To-Have-A-Book-Published-Chick, What are you working on now??


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