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Escapism Through Books Interview with Victoria Patterson: “I lived in Newport Beach during junior high and high school, and it was then that I decided that I would write about it. Through the years, I saw the way that Orange County was depicted in the media, giving it this cultural mystique, and it wasn’t how I experienced it. So that fueled me even more. And I was always more interested in those that lived on the fringes of wealth.”  ...

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Escapism Through Books Review of This Vacant Paradise by Victoria Patterson: “…Patterson most definitely allowed me to escape into this world. I felt like I was there, could hear the murmured conversations in the background, could smell the ocean, could see the brightness everywhere: the sun, the reflections off of the water, and waxed cars, and sunglasses and martini glasses. The sparkle of whitened teeth and the brightness of all of the haves’ projected self-image… the one they show to hide the person they are.”  ...

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Peeking Between the Pages Features Guest Post with Victoria Patterson and Giveaway of This Vacant Paradise: “My writing is concerned with women’s desire for independence, self-expression, and agency—and with the cultural conditions that restrict them. I also write about Newport Beach, California. My family moved to Newport when I was in the 7th grade, and for me it was a cultural and emotional reckoning, a perfect roiling combination for a burgeoning writer.”    ...