The Diminished: A Love Letter

I’ve been trying to write this post for a week, but between launch party and Book Two deadlines, I am just flat out of words. This week has been like:

But, I am steeped in gratitude. I am so grateful to my husband, for letting me spend weekends behind closed doors and in another world. To my agent, for shepherding me through the wild and weird world of publishing. To my editor, for taking a chance on these characters and loving them as much as I do. (Sorry about Book Two, Lauren. Hope we can still be friends when you finish reading.)


I’m also so very grateful to my Deb Ball sisters. Reading their posts this week has been overwhelmingly sweet. I feel so seen by these women, and so grateful to be supported by them. Their talent is undeniable, and to be celebrated by people whose work I so admire is, frankly, an honor.

Finally, thank you to all of you, for following along and reading as we walk down this publishing path together.

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Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson grew up with her nose in a book outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After completing her M.F.A., she moved to South Korea, where she taught English and started writing her debut novel. THE DIMINISHED will be published by HarlequinTEEN in April 2018, followed by its sequel in 2019. When she's not staring off into space and trying to untangle some particularly troublesome plot point, she can be found in her kitchen, perfecting the most difficult recipe she can find; or at the barn, where she rides and trains dressage horses; or with her husband, spoiling their sweet rescue dogs.

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