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A former librarian for teenagers, Patrick now concentrates on writing fiction for teens. His third novel -- Chasing Taillights was published in summer 2007, while his 4th novel Cheated is due out in spring 2008. His second novel Nailed was published by Walker / Bloomsbury in spring 2006 and was a runner-up in the Great Lakes Book Award. His first young adult novel Things Change (Walker & Company, 2004) was named by the Young Adult Library Services Association as a best book for reluctant readers. His most recent (and last) professional publication is Connecting with Reluctant Readers (Neal-Schuman, 2006). In 2006, he won lifetime achievement awards from both the Catholic Library Association, and the American Library Association.  In March of 2006, he won the Scholastic Library Publishing Award. Jones is a frequent speaker at library conferences, having visited all fifty states, as well as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Jones grew up in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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