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Victoria Patterson speaks with Tia Nevitt about This Vacant Paradise: “Was it difficult to sell a novel that took place in the recent past? It’s always difficult to sell a novel!  But the time period didn’t seem to be an obstacle.  I tried not to think about the commercial prospects of the book while writing it.  Nothing will sink my work quicker than if it’s got the whiff of desperation or money on it.  I’m at my best when I write like I don’t...

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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.”    ...

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Reading in LA review of This Vacant Paradise by Victoria Patterson “So delicate is the facade Patterson’s characters have created, so tenuous, that a slip of any kind, a single hint of sincere, egoless expression, and the whole thing comes crashing down.  And sure, they feel more alive when they expose themselves, when they take chances, but there’s, “No sense of security, feeling this alive....