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E.J. Patten

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In April 1974, a beautiful baby boy was born at a small hospital in Mesa, Arizona. E. J. Patten (“Eric James”) was in the next crib over.

The first story he ever wrote involved a strange ad, a Laundromat, and a bowl of chili; thankfully, it was never published.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts, and a Masters in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He currently resides with his wife and three children in Utah.

I've had some really terrible ideas. I mean awful. Sometimes they pop up while I'm reading. Other times, they might hit me in the middle of a conversation. Someone says something and I make ridiculous connections.
Bad ideas are the dark side of a creative mind.
I've gotten good at filtering myself over the years. Well, mostly. I do a lot of rewriting and even more apologizing. Fortunately, most o... Read more of this blog post »
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December 3!
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Come join in the RETURN TO EXILE blog tour! RETURN TO EXILE is the first book in THE HUNTER CHRONICLES, a middle reader action-adventure series similar to Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, written by author E.J. Patten and illustrated by Caldecott-honoree and Percy Jackson illustrator, John Rocco. Published by Simon & Schuster. Nearly thirty amazing blogs are participating in the tour! Follow the link to find the tour calendar. From there, you can click on the individual blogs. The tour
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“Use your heart. Understand. Learn to see things
in the now, not as they were or will be, or as they might or
should be, but as they are, right now, in this moment. The
heart sees the now; the mind only sees the next. If you can’t
learn to see the now, you’ll never see what’s truly there, and
then where will you be?”
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“Precisely. But if you take care of the now, the future will
work out as it should.”
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E.J. Patten Joshua wrote: "When is Legend Thief coming out?"

December 3!


message 10: by Joshua

Joshua When is Legend Thief coming out?


message 9: by E.J.

E.J. Patten Come join in my blog tour! Lots of interviews, behind the scenes, and giveaways! Spread the word!




message 8: by E.J.

E.J. Patten I wish I could make it come out sooner! I stayed up all night and finished draft 3 at six this morning so I could get it to my editor. I think this is the last draft and a Christmas release isn't so bad. I even worked in a great sequence involving Yule Logs (both the hardwood log and the dessert)!


Quantum Thief - Faceless One Yeah i wish it come out sooner!


AlixNicolee AAHHHH! E.J!!!! I'm so excited for The Legend Thief!!! Can you make it come out sooner??


Quantum Thief - Faceless One oh thank goodness!


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E.J. Patten SkyxErrand~Changeling Forever wrote: "will there be a book 2 in Hunter chronicles? If so i'll be very happy :)"

Yes! I'm editing book 2 now. No official release date, but it will likely be next Fall.


Quantum Thief - Faceless One will there be a book 2 in Hunter chronicles? If so i'll be very happy :)


message 2: by E.J.

E.J. Patten No problem! Thanks for the invite. I checked out your website and saw that you got a copy of the ARC through Galley Grab. I hope you like it!


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Nevey Thanks for befriending me :) ...


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