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

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Lisa McMann Interview and Reading

Watch New York Times best-selling author Lisa McMann answer questions about her latest YA novel, CRYER'S CROSS, and read from her Middle Grade Dystopian Fantasy Debut, THE UNWANTEDS.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Convincing my wife to marry me.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Being Harrison Ford.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to acquire more talents.

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