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

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Convincing my wife to marry me.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would want to meet Caesar, and I would say, "Beware the ides of March...also, Brutus is plotting to kill you. You might want to look into that. Oh, and, er, could I borrow some money--you being an emperor and all? Just until my next advance comes in, I swear I'm good for it! No? Fine then, forget what I said about the ides!"

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A good book and time to read it.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I care.

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