Janci Patterson

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.

Bibliography

  • The Skilled
    Sinking City (#1)
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  • The Skilled
    Drowning City (#2)
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  • The Skilled
    Rising City (#3)
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  • Skyward Flight
    Sunreach (#1)
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  • Skyward Flight
    ReDawn (#2)
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  • Skyward Flight
    Evershore (#3)
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  • Standalone
    The Bollywood Lovers’ Club
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  • Standalone
    Long Dark Night
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  • Standalone
    Boyless
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  • Standalone
    Giftchild
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  • Standalone
    Everything’s Fine
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  • Standalone
    Skipped
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  • A Thousand Faces Series
    A Thousand Faces (#1)
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  • A Thousand Faces Series
    A Million Shadows (#2)
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  • A Thousand Faces Series
    A Billion Echoes (#3)
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  • A Thousand Faces Series
    A Thousand Faces: The Complete Series
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Reviews

The Skilled

Skyward Flight

Sunreach (#1)
"Check out Sunreach if you’re a mega fan of the Skyward series...it’s always a delight to visit this world again."

The BiblioSanctum

"Delightful must read novella set in Skyward (after Starsight) that furthers the world and plot as we expect events to conclude in upcoming Cytonic."

FanFiAddict

Standalone

Everything’s Fine
“Everything’s Fine is a powerful book about loss, about how to deal with the aftermath and about getting some answers. I loved it. ”

Book Briefs

“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

Skipped
“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.”

Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“[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.”

Kirkus

“This debut offers a genuinely felt father-daughter story filled with realistic, flawed, and dimensional characters.”

Booklist

“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.”

School Library Journal

“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.”

Deseret News

“Patterson’s characters feel real. Ricki and her father are both flawed but trying their best […] Spending time with them was a pleasure.”

Criminal Element

“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.”

The Write Path

“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

The Skilled

Skyward Flight

Sunreach (#1)
ReDawn (#2)
USA

#1 in Teen & Young Adult Dystopian eBooks (Amazon)

Evershore (#3)

Standalone

Everything’s Fine
USA

2007 winner of Utah Arts Council Award for Best Young Adult Novel

A Thousand Faces Series