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Carrie Cross

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Carrie Cross is an avid reader who fell in love with books as a little girl after listening to Goodnight Moon at bedtime. Carrie discovered her passion for mysteries while reading Nancy Drew and The Happy Hollisters series--and then Judy Blume arrived with her unputdownable coming-of-age novels like, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret and Deenie.

A dancer since age six, Cross took three years of ballet and nine years of jazz dance, until a horrific car accident at age 18 put her in the hospital for five weeks with a broken neck, a broken hip, and severe head trauma resulting in coma. After a year of rehabilitation, Cross returned to C.S.U.N., earning a degree in Speech Communication. During college, Cross pursued a modeling career and was
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Carrie Cross The biggest thrill I've gotten is when groups of kids formed their own detective agencies after reading Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills. S…moreThe biggest thrill I've gotten is when groups of kids formed their own detective agencies after reading Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills. Skylar is like a modern day Nancy Drew, and when I see pictures of kids on the internet using a magnifying glass to look for clues, that's a real confirmation that my book had an impact on their lives. You can see pictures of some of these kids on my website: www.carrie-cross.com. Thanks for your question!
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Carrie Cross Hi Casey!

I wrote this book with an age group of 9 to 13 in mind, although I have had nice reviews from people up to 60 years old who said they enjoye…more
Hi Casey!

I wrote this book with an age group of 9 to 13 in mind, although I have had nice reviews from people up to 60 years old who said they enjoyed it. I still like to read middle grade and young adult novels myself, so I think a good book can be enjoyed by people at any age.

I hope you like the book and look forward to your review! See you in Waterford when I come to the library to sign and do a reading.

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Carrie Cross
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Published on June 17, 2018 15:15 Tags: fantasy, magic, middle-school, skylar-robbins, witchcraft
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One "tell" as to whether or not I like a book is how disappointed I am to find out that it's the author's only novel. Case in point: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. What an outstanding debut! From the excellent cover, interior graphics and design, to ...more
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Carrie Cross Michael wrote: "Carrie, congratulations on the release of your new Skylar Robbins book, and thanks for connecting on Goodreads. My wife and I adopted our five grandchildren this past year, so the MG kids might be ..."
Done! I hope you'll consider treating the new grandkids to a fun 99-cent Kindle or Nook read. :)


Michael Murphy Carrie, congratulations on the release of your new Skylar Robbins book, and thanks for connecting on Goodreads. My wife and I adopted our five grandchildren this past year, so the MG kids might be reading your books, especially our daughter Skye. I hope you'll put my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club on your to-read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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Carrie Cross Moms: want a great role model for your daughters? Skylar Robbins will show them how to stand up to bullies and use their brains to solve a fun and challenging mystery! Order now and receive a free pair of binoculars so they can start their own detective kit. SKYLAR ROBBINS: THE MYSTERY OF SHADOW HILLS is rated 5 stars on Amazon. Click here for ordering details: www.skylarrobbins.com
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Carrie Cross Contest giveaway! All you have to do is like my author page, https://www.facebook.com/teendetectiv..., or leave a comment on http://www.carrie-cross.com to enter to win a free autographed copy of Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills. That’s it! The winner will be announced March first on www.carrie-cross.com. Endorsed by moms, teachers, and librarians, SKYLAR ROBBINS: THE MYSTERY OF SHADOW HILLS will teach your kids higher-order thinking skills, and that being smart is cool.


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