Some girls say no.
Some boys don't listen.
When Grace meets Ian, she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accused the town's golden boy of rape, everyone turned against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar. Except Ian doesn't reject her. He's funny and kind and with secrets of his own. He looks past the taunts and the names and the tough girl act to see the real Grace.
But how can she trust the best friend of the boy who raped her?
How can she ever believe in love?
Here are some random Patty-trivia facts.
Patty spends her days writing facts and her nights writing contemporary romantic fiction. A coworker once said if Patty were a super-villain, she’d be called The Quibbler. Her costume would be covered in exclamation points. Fueled by a serious chocolate obsession, a love of bad science-fiction movies, and a weird attraction to exclamation points, Patty looks for ways to mix business with pleasure, mining her day job for ideas to use in her fiction.
Though she’s passionate about happily-ever-afters, her first story wasn’t a romance at all.
Penalty Killer, a whodunit, was written on a dare from her oldest son. Though unpublished, it was the subject of so many seventh-grade book reports that year, the English teacher requested a copy and later returned it, covered in red ink.
Ripped from the headlines, Patty’s novel, Send, a YA story about a former cyber-bully learning to deal with the suicide he caused with a single thoughtless click, was conceived when her boss suggested she learn about social media. Send was released August, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire.
Patty is a master multi-tasker, squeezing in reading time whenever she can - in the gym, while waiting on long lines and even while cooking dinner.
Patty is represented by Evan Gregory of The Ethan Ellenberg Agency.