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Boys and Bullying

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Marie Roker Jones

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In the studio is Patty Blount, author of Send, her debut YA story about a former cyber-bully learning to deal with the suicide he caused with a single thoughtless click.

Patty Blount is a technical writer by day and she writes novels by night. On a dare by her oldest son, she wrote her first novel in an ice rink. Though never published, Penalty Killer was the subject of so many seventh grade book reports, the English teacher requested a copy and later returned it, covered in red ink. Patty is always looking for great story ideas. Her debut novel, Send, was conceived after her boss suggested she learn about social networks. Patty lives on Long Island with her family, a fish, and lots of books.

Her new book TMI will be available August 2013. You can find out more about her at http://www.pattyblount.com.

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