things I wrote

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New and Upcoming Releases:


As J. Nelle Patrick

In the midst of the Russian Revolution, a young noble girl must find a powerful, mystical Faberge egg in order to save Russia– and the life of Alexei Romanov.


Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. Written with Maggie Stiefvater, PIP BARTLETT is the first in a middle grade series, coming May 2015.


My first middle grade story! THE DOUBLECROSS (AND OTHER SKILLS I LEARNED AS A SUPERSPY) is about a big-boned son of two spies who is often overlooked by his spy school classmates, but might be the only one who can save the day when his parents are kidnapped.

Retold Fairytales series:

“Fairy tales take a modern twist with this action-packed story of strong sisters, deadly wolves, and risky love.” -Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

“It is easy to care what happens to these characters, even when readers are left wondering who is on the right side and who is not…will still satisfy readers looking for a thrill.” -VOYA

A tale dark, deep and strong, like the sea. -Kirkus Reviews

The fourth book in my series of retold fairytales, COLD SPELL is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE SNOW QUEEN.

Stand-alone novels:

A startlingly authentic picture of a girl in transition on multiple levels…teens will appreciate this thoughtful look at the implications — or lack thereof — of doing the deed. -The Bulletin

A hilarious and heartfelt story about what happens when a teenage girl actually tries to honor all the promises that adults demand from her while staying true to herself. I loved this book. -Jennifer Echols, award-winning author of Endless Summer and Love Story

“As You Wish is compelling, funny, thrilling and sexy, and Jinn is positively swoony. When you get to the end, you’ll wish for more.” -Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of WAKE and FADE

“Fun, light reading that gives thoughtful and conscientious kids center stage.” -Booklist



Short Stories:

Also available in the THE FIRST TIME anthology, but can be purchased separately from Amazon for .99! TURN HERE is a funny contemporary story about a mother and daughter following a broken cell phone’s GPS.

A short story set in the AS YOU WISH universe, about Lawrence and a jinn named Juliet. This short story is also available in the ENTHRALLED anthology.