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Janci Patterson

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Janci Patterson writes fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary young adult novels. Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds, and their children. Janci's first science fiction novel, A Thousand Faces, is available for free from all e-book vendors. Visit Janci at her website, www.jancipatterson.com, to join her reader's group for access to another free novel, her middle grade Searching for Super, only available there.

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Janci Patterson Not a true story! I've had several friends go through infertility treatments or try to adopt, and once when I was looking at some prospective adoptive…moreNot a true story! I've had several friends go through infertility treatments or try to adopt, and once when I was looking at some prospective adoptive family profiles online I was struck by all the pain the families were trying to valiantly to mask in their efforts to look perfect and happy to attract adoptive parents. I wanted to write a book about that pain, and since I write YA, I had to find a way to put a teenager in it. Many, many drafts later, I finally got the story told the way I wanted it. (So glad you enjoyed it!)(less)
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Sexual Harassment, Consequences, and our Culture

I posted back in 2018 about my experience with Myke Cole at an agency dinner at the World Fantasy Convention back in 2009.  Here’s a link to that, for those just catching up.





As I’ve watched events unfold over the last few days, I’ve
been thinking about what, if anything, I want to add to what I’ve already
said.  The conclusion I’ve come to is
that in 2018 I was speaking from a place of personal pain,

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