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Carrie Ryan

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Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Forest of Hands and Teeth series and Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer. Currently she’s working on a four book middle grade fantasy adventure series co-written with her husband, John Parke Davis, the first book of which, The Map to Everywhere, will be out November 4, 2014. Her next YA is a romantic thriller titled Daughter of Deep Silence which will be out summer 2015.

A former litigator, Carrie now writes full time and lives with her husband, two ornery cats and one gullible dog in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can find her online at or @CarrieRyan.

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My book, Daughter of Deep Silence, is out today! Feel free to click on this link and go buy it :)

But, I figure that release day is probably one of the largest blog traffic days of the year for me, and there’s something I’d rather celebrate more than my book today and that’s my cat, Sam. As many of you may know, he was diagnosed with an aggressive oral cancer just before Christmas and I had to put...

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Divide and Conquer (Infinit...
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What Once We Feared
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“I want to sleep, I want dreams to pull me from this world and make me forget. To stop the memories from swirling around me. To put an end to this ache that consumes me.”
Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

“It's not about surviving. It should be about love. When you know love...that's what makes this life worth it. When you live with it everyday. Wake up with it, hold on to it during the thunder and after a nightmare. When love is your refuge from the death that surrounds us all and when it fills you so tight that you can't express it.”
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“Suddenly, all I can think about are all the things I don't know about him. All the things I never had time to learn. I don't know if his feet are ticklish or how long his toes are. I don't know what nightmares he had as a child. I don't know which stars are his favorites, what shapes he sees in the clouds. I don't know what he is truly afraid of or what memories he holds closest.
And I don't have enough time now, never enough time. I want to be in the moment with him, feel his body against mine and think of nothing else, but my mind explodes with grief for all that I am missing. All that I will miss. All that I have wasted.”
Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth


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message 6: by Jasmine (last edited Aug 06, 2012 05:46PM)

Jasmine Thank
you! :D

Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Carrie. I'm excited to read your book! :)

Christie Oh my goodness!!!! :) Thank you so much for accepting my friends request!!!

message 3: by Terra

Terra OMG I am so excited for the third book of the Forest of Hands and Teeth!

message 2: by Klo

Klo                  are u for reals

Meghan Thanks for adding me! I really liked The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

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