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E.J. Patten

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Mesa, The United States




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October 2007


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.

No News Is, etc.

Ever hear the saying "no news is good news?"

It's a lie.


Health-wise, I've been doing pretty well for over a year now. So why haven't I finished the next Hunter Chronicles book (or any book for that matter)?

I have no idea.

Well, I have some idea. Okay, a pretty good idea, actually. The problem is, there's a conspiracy of factors and no simple answer. Five years of health problems weren't in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 26, 2016 16:36
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December 3!
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“Sometimes the hardest things to believe are the only things worth believing at al.”
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“And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is.”
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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?”
“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!

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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 - BlackWolves Master 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??

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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 - BlackWolves Master will there be a book 2 in Hunter chronicles? If so i'll be very happy :)

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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!

Neveen Thanks for befriending me :) ...

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