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Patrick Carman

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in Salem, Oregon, The United States



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July 2011

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I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After college, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers.

I've been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work: The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Here's a fun note...the books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages. Currently I'm developing a few new-media projects. Check out DARK EDEN to experience this type of cross-pl...more

It’s a shame how negative the culture of reviews can be. I mentor several first time writers and received this email last week:

How do you deal with HORRIBLE, “you’re the worst author ever” reviews, full of NASTY mean things? How do you write a sequel when you know people out there HATE your work? I get lots of 5 stars, and then ill get these terrible ones, and I feel like they want to murder me...

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Average rating: 3.92 · 83,852 ratings · 5,633 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Black Circle (The 39 Cl...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 27,179 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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The Dark Hills Divide (The ...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 14,505 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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Beyond the Valley of Thorns...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 7,970 ratings — published 2005 — 26 editions
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The Tenth City (The Land of...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,329 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Cr...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,064 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Stargazer (The Land of Elyo...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 2,899 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Into the Mist (The Land of ...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,838 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The House of Power (Atherto...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,498 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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Thirteen Days to Midnight
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,447 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Ghost in the Machine (Skele...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,020 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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The Dark Hills Divide Beyond the Valley of Thorns The Tenth City Stargazer
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Pulse was absolutely fabulous. I hope this one is even better!


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A great inspiration for my Floors series. Definitely my favorite book as a kid.
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“It occurred to me then that it was in times of struggle that I found the best parts of myself - courage, loyalty, an unexpected peace - and I always discovered what I needed to break through and go on.”
Patrick Carman, Stargazer

“If bringing down the wall would require you to fly, you must believe you can fly. Otherwise, when the decisive moment comes, you will surely discover you ahve no wings.”
Patrick Carman, The Dark Hills Divide

“The size of your body is just right. The only question is whether you're big enough inside.”
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