Janci Patterson writes fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary young adult novels. She and Megan Walker became #1 Kindle bestselling authors with the first book in their rom-com series, The Extra. In addition to her numerous successful indie novels, Patterson’s traditionally published debut, the YA novel Chasing the Skip, came out with Henry Holt in 2012.
Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds. When she’s not writing, she manages Drew’s painting business, and plays geek games of all kinds.
Find Janci on her website, or follow her on Twitter @jancipatterson.
- The SkilledSinking City (#1)Janci Patterson
- The SkilledDrowning City (#2)Janci Patterson
- The SkilledRising City (#3)Janci Patterson
- Skyward FlightSunreach (#1)Janci Patterson
- Skyward FlightReDawn (#2)Janci Patterson
- Skyward FlightEvershore (#3)Janci Patterson
- Skyward FlightSkyward Flight: The CollectionJanci Patterson
- Alcatraz SeriesBastille Versus the Evil Librarians (#6)Janci Patterson
- StandaloneThe Bollywood Lovers’ ClubJanci Patterson
- StandaloneLong Dark NightJanci Patterson
- StandaloneBoylessJanci Patterson
- StandaloneGiftchildJanci Patterson
- StandaloneEverything’s FineJanci Patterson
- StandaloneSkippedJanci Patterson
- A Thousand Faces SeriesA Thousand Faces (#1)Janci Patterson
- A Thousand Faces SeriesA Million Shadows (#2)Janci Patterson
- A Thousand Faces SeriesA Billion Echoes (#3)Janci Patterson
- A Thousand Faces SeriesA Thousand Faces: The Complete SeriesJanci Patterson
"Check out Sunreach if you’re a mega fan of the Skyward series...it’s always a delight to visit this world again."
"Delightful must read novella set in Skyward (after Starsight) that furthers the world and plot as we expect events to conclude in upcoming Cytonic."
Skyward Flight: The Collection
"Hot pilots slug it out with the galactic overlords in a collection that will please series fans."
"I love that the three novellas tie together quite nicely, especially the last two. We got to see different cultures and their battles against the same foe in those."
Bastille Versus the Evil Librarians (#6)
"Rescues and kittens by the carload, with a bit of inner growth on the side."
"This was an epic conclusion! I feel like this book is perfect for eight- to twelve-year-olds."
"This has been an incredible journey, that even with its minor flaws, I felt Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians was the conclusion the readers deserved, and I closed the cover on the final page of my favorite MG series of all time feeling content and satisfied."
“I enjoy humor that makes me think, so this book’s absurd wit is up my alley… The characters and story are highly delightful, and I highly recommend you give the book, and series, a shot.”
"A middle grade book that anyone can enjoy. [...] A strong conclusion to this series. Don’t let those pesky librarians fool you out there in this mundane world, there is another world full of wonder, magic and fantastically original tallents."
"[E]ven with all the comedic irreverence in these books, those Afterwords by Alcatraz and Bastille made me emotional with its core messages about what it means to be flawed and to be a hero."
"If you and your kids aren’t fans of Alcatraz and all his Talents, is only because you haven’t read about him yet."
“Everything’s Fine is a powerful book about loss, about how to deal with the aftermath and about getting some answers. I loved it. ”
“It kept me up late because I wanted to see how the story ended. I wanted to know what happened to Haylee. I found the blend between current circumstances and memories of Haylee to be deftly handled and often poignant.”
One Cobble At a Time
“CHASING THE SKIP is [...] an awesome story about what it’s like to live as the daughter of a real-world bounty hunter. (Not the glorious type from fiction.) It’s a YA book with excellent writing and compelling characters, and I found it a lot of fun to read.”
“[Ricki] is an appealingly vulnerable character, her anger at both parents and her love for her mother both genuine and leading to completely believable choices, however wrongheaded. A solid cast and heartfelt emotions lift this above its contrivances.”
“This debut offers a genuinely felt father-daughter story filled with realistic, flawed, and dimensional characters.”
“CHASING THE SKIP is really a novel about a father and daughter giving each other a second chance for reconciliation and a new lease on life. Many teens will relate to Ricki’s challenge as she tries to figure out where she belongs on the road of life.”
“Her character’s struggles are real and believable. The plot is at times predictable, but contains enough twists to keep the reader eager to turn the page.”
“Patterson’s characters feel real. Ricki and her father are both flawed but trying their best […] Spending time with them was a pleasure.”
“CHASING THE SKIP […] really delves into the parent/child relationship. It is well written and does tell a tale I haven’t read before, which is always a plus.”
“Debut writer Patterson offers a laudably balanced plot, at once an action-packed adventure story and a rocky but tender tale of father-daughter reconciliation.”
Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books (Univ. of Illinois)
“Patterson’s good at writing realistic characters with flaws that aren’t fatal, and this is a book I could recommend to almost any teenager.”
Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A Thousand Faces Series
Awards & Accolades
#1 in Teen & Young Adult Dystopian eBooks (Amazon)
Bastille Versus the Evil Librarians (#6)
#1 Amazon bestseller in Children’s Books about Libraries & Reading
2007 winner of Utah Arts Council Award for Best Young Adult Novel