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Contragulations to Patty Blount whose Some Boys won the 2015 Firecracker Award in the Young Adult category! The award winners were announced last night at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn.Some Boys by Patty Blount

PattyBlount FirecrackerAwardWinnerPresented by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), "the Firecrackers seek to celebrate and promote great literary works from independent literary publishers and self-published authors. We're looking for language that smolders, crackles or explodes on the page. We're looking for voices we've never heard and will never forget. The Firecrackers will spotlight books that make a permanent contribution to our literary culture and introduce them to readers far and wide," states the CLMP website.

Judges for the awards were made up of independent bookstore owners and staff, authors, agents, publishers, and more. Judges for the YA category specifically were Katie Coyle (author), Sarah LaPolla (agent), and Jordan Nielsen (YA/Children’s Buyer at powerHouse Arena). 

Patty and her editor, Aubrey Poole, attended the awards ceremony and Patty was thrilled to be named the winner, to say the least!

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