Carol Lynch Williams

Lincoln, Nebraska

Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 30 books for middle grade and young adult readers. Her novels include The Chosen One, Never that Far, Messenger and Never Said. Her most recent book is the novelization of the movie Once I Was a Beehive. Carol has an MFA from Vermont College in Writing for Children and Young Adults and teaches creative writing at BYU. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, a week-long writing conference for the not-faint-of-heart writer ( As well she is a mentor for those who want to write for kids and teens. Her best creative effort, however, are her five daughters. ...more

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Carol Lynch Williams talks about The Chosen One


I am so excited that I have a book published in ENGLAND! I lived in England for a couple of years when I was very, very little. I was quite cute then, much shorter and had curly blond hair. I remember having a little red wagon. I really hope that the UK readers will love and embrace Kyra’s story.


For me, a good story is something that I feel emotionally connected to. Tha Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 02, 2010 00:00
Average rating: 3.81 · 25,624 ratings · 4,321 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Chosen One

3.85 avg rating — 14,865 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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3.85 avg rating — 3,625 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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3.93 avg rating — 2,920 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Haven

3.32 avg rating — 1,263 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Miles from Ordinary

3.47 avg rating — 919 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Never Said

3.43 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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My Angelica

3.65 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Never That Far

3.71 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2018
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Signed, Skye Harper

3.44 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Pretty Like Us

3.82 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2008
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More books by Carol Lynch Williams…
Laurel's Flight Anna's Gift Catherine's Remembrance Caroline's Secret Esther's Celebration Victoria's Courage Sarah's Quest
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“I write because I love how I feel to have written.”
Carol Lynch Williams

“I'm old with living.
So much older than almost thirteen.”
Carol Lynch Williams, Glimpse

“Tell me,' I said. 'Tell me when you notice me.'

I notice you going into church,' Joshua said. 'I notice your hair, how blond it is. But how in some light it looks like it has red in it. I notice the way you smell when we're close. And the way you walk when we're headed home from church and your family gets out of the Temple first. I notice how you are with your family and how you hold your little sisters. I've seen you stand out on your doorstep and look across the desert. I've watched you walk toward the Compound fence and then on past that. You've been walking for years.”
Carol Lynch Williams


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