Category Archives: YA Saves

Listen to my radio interview on Matters of the MInd – on being an incest and torture survivor, why I write the books I do, and what’s most rewarding for me.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Matters of The Mind by Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller on ListenUpTalk. I talked honestly about being an incest and torture survivor and some of the effects (including, for me, self-harm, PTSD, dissociation, depression), … Continue reading

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Books Save Us

Did you read the recent news story where a teen who was swept away into whitewater towards a waterfall used what he’d learned from a YA fantasy book–The Merchant of Death (a Pendragon book by D. J. McHale)– to save … Continue reading

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YA Saves Sunday – where I talk about using real life in YA fantasy

Today on Patricia’s Particularity for YA Saves Sunday, I talk about HUNTED & using real life in fantasy and realistic novels. I hope you’ll check it out, maybe leave a comment.

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