Finalist Spotlight: Janci Patterson


A THOUSAND FACES – 2015 Whitney Awards Finalist

A Thousand Faces

In her debut YA science fiction novel, Janci Patterson presents a thriller that #1 NYT bestseller James Dashner calls “a fantastic book” and #1 NYT bestseller Brandon Sanderson calls “hands down one of my favorite novels of the year.”

In the world of high-stakes espionage, it pays to be able to change your face. And that’s just what sixteen-year-old Jory and her family of shape-shifting spies can do—alter their faces and bodies to look like anyone. Jory is in training to be a full member of the family business—when she can convince her parents to let her help with their elaborate cons.

But when Jory’s parents go missing on the job, Jory is thrown into a world of secrets, lies, and stolen identities that will put all her training to the test. Jory’s always wanted to be a member of the team—

But saving her family may be the most difficult job of all.


Janci Patterson

. . . writes fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary young adult novels. Her first book, Chasing the Skip, was published by Henry Holt in October, 2012. Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds. When she’s not writing, she manages Drew’s painting business, and plays geekgames of all kinds.

Janci Patterson


 You can find Janci’s books HERE and HERE,

she tweets HERE,

and has a website HERE.