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Patrick Carman

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in Salem, Oregon, The United States


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July 2011

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

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The new book is out, and it’s a doozy! If you or your kids like SKELETON CREEK, you’ll love TOWERVALE.

Three years in the making, TOWERVALE is a new series that has a very unique feature specially made for readers who are also gamers.

TOWERVALE is organized in seven sections that are not in order. Each section ends with a password readers must enter in the free Towervale game, unlocking a level. Whe

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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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