About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love the idea of sports even though sports hate me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon.
But always, always, writing books calls me home.
I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading.
As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.
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When a new girl is being bullied, Kit MacLean takes charge. But, the world outside her imagination is far different than she’s used to, and her usual happy-go lucky heart is about to take the beating of a lifetime. Kit has never backed down and she’s not about to start now.
Time to find out what she’s really made of. Before the bad guys ruin everything.
Pins and Needles
Alice isn't popular. Alice isn't pretty. Alice isn't likable--at least, that's what she's told. Moving to a new town hasn't helped, not with her brother torturing her and her uber-popular cousin making life miserable. When Alice finds an old doll in her grandmother's attic, she feels a connection. She just can't bring herself to feel bad when horrible things happen to those who are cruel to her...
Exit Stage Left
When Riley James loses the love of her life to leukemia, she doesn’t know if she can go on alone. But the lure of the New York theater scene, her only other passion, draws her into the world of acting and stardom. Making friends—and an enemy bound to see her fail—Riley struggles to come to terms with loss, new love and her past under the floodlights of the stage.
When a colony ship is attacked by an unknown force and sent crashing into a settlement that has suffered the same fate, eight teenagers, the only ones left behind, have to work together to resurrect an ancient ark ship so they can pursue the aliens who kidnapped their parents.
New York looms, the task at hand. Betrayal after betrayal, loss after loss have taken their toll on Trio, but she’s made it at last. But nothing could prepare her and Duet for what and who comes next—for the darkest deception of all. The sister clones must accept the ultimate sacrifice, risking everyone they love for a dying humanity before the very person they've sought can remake the world.
Trio and her friends have escaped the remains of Los Angeles and the horrible Crawlers intent on her capture. But the train they ride offers more threats than comfort, both from the uncertain track stretching out before them to the open dislike from train boss Chime and her crew. Trio has no choice, her heart and soul pushing her across the country, toward a damaged clone who will call her sister.
Clone Three wakes in a decaying city with no memory of who she is. She has a purpose at least--to find her fellow clones, and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by those altered by the illness ravaging humankind, turning survivors into terrible new forms. Is she this world's salvation... or it's downfall?
The Hercules Project
Sixteen-year-old Wyatt Simons has spent his entire life in a wheelchair,ignored by his scientist father. Wyatt is shocked when his dad brings him to his underground lab where Wyatt is exposed to a secret military experiment, one that transforms his body beyond all expectations. But physical changes do nothing to erase his father's treatment of him or help find the saboteur undermining the project.
Guardians of the Edge: Last of the Portal Keys
Twelve-year-old master thief Aiden Trent has been trained by the best—his parents. It's rumored there is nothing they can’t steal. So when an easy job comes up, they take it. Trouble is, the goal is no ordinary prize. In a flash of light, his parents disappear, leaving Aiden to uncover the secret behind the artifact while he flees from the man who hired them to steal it in the first place.
Best Friends Forever
(NOTE:contains content that may not be suitable for all YA readers)A tragic accident strips sixteen-year-old Emily of her best friends. Depression consumes her as life becomes the endless gray place of feeling nothing. Until her little brother goes missing, jerking her out of her emotional coma. That’s when her friends appear. Haunting her, driving her to madness. Trying to tell her something.
Steam and Sorcery
Things can’t possibly be any worse for Auburdeen Hayle. What began as a quiet trip for her own protection has turned into a nightmare of capture and escape. Infected with living metal, Burdie is to be used to start a war. Meanwhile, she battles to combine her witchcraft with the sorcery awakened inside her. If she can't bring balance to her magic, she could well be lost forever.
The Diamond City (Book Three: The Diamond City Trilogy)
Fresco is finally free of the blue joy forever. Even better, his brother Daniel is alive and clean, the leader of a group fighting the corporation for years. But Fresco faces worse than his own self-doubt and hatred at his weakness. A new strain of Wasteland has hit the streets, one that turns his kind into savage killers. Their only recourse is to invade the project and end it once and for all.
Wasteland (Book Two: The Diamond City Trilogy)
Last Stand is no more and Fresco is left to pick up the pieces. With his damaged brother Daniel stashed for safe keeping, Fresco and the old scientist Medley gather the remaining survivors and do their best to protect them. But the Garbagemen have other ideas, their leader’s goal to capture Fresco and make him one of their own.
Fresco (Book One The Diamond City Trilogy)
Seventeen-year-old Fresco Conte is an ordinary All-American kid from an upper middle-class family. Life is good. Until unexplained things, scary things, start to take him over. When the men in the dark blue coveralls come for him, Fresco is forced into addiction to the blue joy known as Wasteland and set free on the street, with no answers and only his hunger to keep him company.
HENRY is SHORT FICTION: Avlin, Texas is just like any other small town. Quiet. A little run down. But mostly full of decent folks. At least, on the surface. Henry knows better. Understands the darkness running underneath. The needs and wants that can ruin everything.
He's about to teach them all the true meaning of cruelty.
Fire and Illusion
Auburdeen Hayle is in London for her own protection. But since she chose to help Jack Bishop, everything she knows and understands has fallen to pieces. Worse, her friend is lost and in the hands of those who will use him as a weapon, being slowly devoured by the living metal infecting him. Hunted by the man holding Jack captive, Burdie must trust those for which truth is only a convenience.
Smoke and Magic
Auburdeen Hayle is the 16-year-old daughter of the next leader of her coven. When the transition of power grows tense, Burdie is sent to stay with old friends in London. But a handsome young man chooses to hide from the police in her hansom, drawing Burdie into an underground world of magic that challenges even her sense of adventure and puts her at odds with those meant to protect her.
Hunt (Book Four The Hunted)
Reid has joined the hunters. But even now he is unable to avoid being pursued. Caught between the army and Dr. Lund's mercenary forces, he is made to hunt under orders or be killed. Now his only hope of escaping slavery means trusting the very man who condemned him to this life in the first place.
Fight (Book Three, The Hunted)
Reid is tired of running, tired of hiding. It's time to take the fight to the enemy. No more picking the kids off one by one, wearing them down with terror and starvation. He is ready to act and so are his friends. But something is changing inside Reid, an effect of the strange dust the hunters dissolve into when they die, and he worries he is turning into one of the very creatures he despises.
Hide (Book Two, The Hunted)
Reid isn't sure if he's grateful to be alive. He's managed to save a small group of kids from the hunters, but only by trapping them all underground without food or water or a way out. If starvation doesn't kill them, thirst will. Still, they are out of the hunter's reach and that's something. Reid refuses to stop trying, even when the kids find out they aren't alone down there after all.
Run (Book One, The Hunted)
Sixteen-year-old Reid thinks life is back to normal when his sister rescues him from foster care, promising to take care of him. Until he is kidnapped and dumped in the forest with no idea why he is there. He learns to run from the hunters who prowl the darkness, chasing kids like him. And killing them.
Ten-year-old Susan’s parents dragged her away from her friends to spend a wet and dreary summer in a new house. She adopts Tucker, a butterscotch tabby, thinking he is just an ordinary cat. But when he brings her to his magical city deep underground, Susan falls head first into a war between the enchanted cats who live under her house and the evil rats who want to claim Cat City for their own.
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Smashwords book reviews by Patti Larsen
- Pilate's Cross
on Jan. 25, 2011
I sat down to read Pilate's Cross today and couldn't stop until I reached the end. I'm not normally a mystery reader but I enjoyed it from start to finish. Great voices and strong storytelling, highly recommended! Looking forward to the next John Pilate's adventure.
- The First Tale
on Jan. 25, 2011
Great read, fast pace, fun characters and environments with tons of twists and turns... it almost wore me out! My only complaint? More please!
on July 18, 2011
Fantastic book so far! Fast paced, well written... really got into the MC.
Kind of a nice to have it look like a book format rather than those annoying line spaces between paragraphs. I feel like I'm reading a book rather than a manual.