I am a young author who was first published at the age of 16.  My book, Antiserum was released in December of 2010.  It’s my own different twist on the vampire story.  I’ve been very pleased how well it is doing.  Marketing has been interesting to learn on the fly, but I keep my good humor.  My second book, Part II in the Antiserum series, is about halfway through and it’s exciting to think about everything that is going on.   I’m about to attend my senior year in high school with my twin sister, but I have an older sister, Amber, who was burned as a child and it’s because of her that I started donating to The Burn Institute of San Diego.

When Amber (my older sister) was nine years old, she was burned all down one side of her face and body. At the hospital she and my parents found out about The Burn Institute and Camp Beyond the Scars; which is a camp to help re-establish the self esteem of young burn survivors. I’ve always remembered how happy Amber would be after each year she’s attended the winter and summer camps. Amber has attended Camp Beyond the Scars for nearly twelve years and is now becoming a counselor. I’ve always wanted to give back somehow for all the wonderful help they gave my sister and gave to so many other kids who are now some of the coolest friends and people I have ever met.
Once I became an author, it finally dawned upon me that, now, I have some way I could give back to The Burn Institute for giving so much to my sister. And now I’m donating half of my profits to them, I volunteered at this last camp in July and am going to be attending the next year’s summer and winter camp as an L.I.T. (Leader In Training). The Burn Institute has definitely become a part of my life and I’m willing to do anything to help them, in any way for as long as I can.


 
ANTISERUM

Antiserum Part I

Sixteen-year-old high school student Jocelyn loves blood; she lives for it. She’s a blood addict. But that’s not all that’s going on in her life. Strange dreams haunt her sleep; she can read minds; and she hears voices in her head. And she discovers that J.B.-her twin sister-and their friends Sadie and Nikki all have similar powers. She learns that all of them a part of a group known as the Genetic Race. But their powers and existence are threatened by another group known as the Others, and their only hope lies in traveling to Transylvania, where they must locate a special blood-filled amulet. On this trip, with the help of the very attractive Adrian, Jocelyn will discover that the very substance she needs to survive may have become her new and very deadly addiction.

Watch out for Antiserum Part II, The Rising … Coming Soon!!

 
Patricia’s Cause:

The Burn Institute of San Diego is an amazing organization that not only supports young burn survivors, but adults as well.  They also support Research and educational programs.  There is no end to the wonderful work they can do with our help.  I’m just “paying it forward” for my sister.

http://burninstitute.org/bss/programs/camp.html

 

 
Author Links:

Buy Book at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Antiserum-Part-I-Patricia-Carrigan/dp/1426948263/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314464518&sr=1-1

Buy Book at Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/antiserum?store=book

Buy Book at Borders: http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1426948271

Author Page: http://www.patriciacarrigan.com

Author Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/patriciacarrigan

Author Blog: http://patriciacarriganantiserum.blogspot.com/

Author Blog: http://patriciacarrigan.blogspot.com/

Author on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-carrigan/29/48a/b75

Author on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pcarrigan1

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to Patricia Carrigan

  1. As always Patti you show what a special person you are. Despite the time you give to the institute you are ready to donate a share of your profits from the book. It’s amazing that someone so young could be showing those of us a year or two older ( ahem) the way to go. So, WAY TO GO PATTI. You’re a star.
    I fully intend to do something with the profits from my next book which will benefit a worthy cause and in this instance I’m not talking about the starving authors sweetie fund- for once I’ll do without.
    Sincerely my friend, and I’m honoured to call you that, Well Done.
    Hugs

  2. Dear David, (GL to me of course)

    You are truly gracious and extremely generous with your praise. I know that you are one the most considerate of souls, I can only imagine what worthy cause will benefit from your wonderful books. Being one of your biggest fans, I cannot wait for it to be released! The last one I read made me giggle so much I nearly made a scene! Oscar would not have approved. http://lorddavidspage.weebly.com/oscars-blog.html

    I honor our friendship more than you know.

    Hugs galore,

    Patti (Spidey to you)

  3. You got mojo, kid! I love it! This site looks interesting. Got a book of my own I’ve mostly been sitting on for the past few years. Maybe this is a good venue for it.

  4. Any cause is a great cause. May you reap rewards from your gift of giving. As a volunteer I know I do. People give me praise not knowing my secret (I benefit more!)
    Bravo Patricia!

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