Carrie Cross

more photos (4)

year in books

Carrie Cross’s Followers (161)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
Thomas ...
225 books | 633 friends

K.A. Mu...
165 books | 678 friends

Shauna ...
62 books | 183 friends

J.F. La...
272 books | 824 friends

Romance...
1,277 books | 1,696 friends

Cal-Ami...
1,500 books | 104 friends

William...
310 books | 1,103 friends

Rachelle
1,029 books | 168 friends

More friends…

Carrie Cross

Goodreads Author


Born
in Santa Monica, CA, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
January 2008

URL


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
...more

To ask Carrie Cross questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

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!
(less)
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.

Best wishes,
Carrie Cross
(less)
Average rating: 4.32 · 718 ratings · 145 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mystery of the Hidden J...

4.44 avg rating — 365 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mystery of Shadow Hills...

4.03 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mystery of the Missing ...

4.45 avg rating — 106 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Skylar Robbins: The Mystery...

4.71 avg rating — 21 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gwendolyn's Revenge

4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Carrie Cross…

40% off the latest Skylar Robbins ebook!

Dear Readers,

Want a deal on a fast-paced new mystery to get your tweens reading? Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of the Island Idol is now on sale on Smashwords! Use this coupon code at checkout to save 40% until April 21st: CJ22W
Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of the Island Idol
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

Please check it out and help me spread the word. As always, honest reviews are very much Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on March 24, 2021 14:59 Tags: coupon, middle-grade, mystery, save, skylar-robbins, teen-sleuth
The Mystery of Shadow Hills The Mystery of the Hidden J... The Mystery of the Missing ...
(3 books)
by
4.32 avg rating — 674 ratings

Carrie’s Recent Updates

Carrie Cross is now friends with Lori Gray
162365532
Carrie Cross rated a book liked it
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Review: The Great Alone

While I’m a true fan of Kristin Hannah and love her writing, The Great Alone was not one of my favorites. Simultaneously slow-moving and tense, Alone is the story of one nuclear family’s journey to escape their own demons by mo
...more
The Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross
"Sorry; call me what you want—I just couldn’t get past the “magic”/witchcraft stuff. I like the main character. I got the next two books and I’m hoping the storyline is totally different in them both.

Update: I decided to get over myself and finish the" Read more of this review »
The Mystery of the Hidden Jewels by Carrie Cross
"Rookie Detective

Book recommended for all teenagers, but adults can smile and enjoy it too because they were young once upon a time!"
Carrie Cross rated a book it was amazing
The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti
Rate this book
Clear rating
One of the markers of a great novel is watching its characters change and grow throughout the book. In The Epic Story of Every Living Thing, each character matures emotionally as you savor every page, waiting impatiently to find out what happens next ...more
Skylar Robbins by Carrie Cross
"Quick read for children looking for adventures."
Carrie Cross rated a book liked it
Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher
Lies Like Poison
by Chelsea Pitcher (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The best thing about Chelsea Pitcher’s Lies Like Poison is its gorgeous cover. Beyond that, it lost me. Introducing many characters in the opening chapters of a book usually makes the story initially hard to follow. But when there’s a main character ...more
Carrie Cross rated a book it was amazing
The Ophelia Girls by Jane  Healey
The Ophelia Girls
by Jane Healey (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reading The Ophelia Girls brings back every angsty emotion associated with being a teenaged girl. How much danger one will put herself through in the process of growing up, exploring sexuality, taking chances, and pushing boundaries. Alternating betw ...more
Carrie Cross rated a book it was amazing
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe
The Girls I've Been
by Tess Sharpe (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
You know the phrase, "I couldn't put it down?" Well, I would have read this in one sitting--but I forced myself to save the last quarter inch of its pages so I had something to look forward to the next day. I won't rehash the fast-paced plot, complim ...more
Carrie Cross rated a book it was amazing
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Far From You
by Tess Sharpe (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I won't rehash the plot, as the other reviews cover it. Suffice to say, after reading Far From You, I just bought Tess Sharpe's other books in hardcover. That's about the highest compliment I can pay an author whom I am thrilled to have recently disc ...more
More of Carrie's books…
Quotes by Carrie Cross  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“This next house is a classic. It was built in 1908.” Ms. Knight was a realtor trying hard to sell us a house, and my parents thought that the one she just showed us had stunk. My mom made a note on her clipboard”
Carrie Cross, The Mystery of the Hidden Jewels

“pasó?”
Carrie Cross, The Mystery of Shadow Hills

“Monkeys. From a Costa Rican island called Tortuga in the southern part of the Gulf of Nicoya,”
Carrie Cross, Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of the Island Idol

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Trading website content 1 1 Sep 16, 2014 12:26PM  
Shadow Hills is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! 1 1 Jun 18, 2017 01:12PM  
YA Reads for Teac...: Promote Your Stuff Here! - (Book Authors) 143 319 Feb 28, 2021 09:20AM  
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency." - William S. Burroughs”
William S. Burroughs

“In The End, We Only Regret The Chances We Didn't Take" -Unknown”
-Unknown

“Setting is the soul of your story...Improve upon it, and it will take your writing to the next level.”
Richard Ridley

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.”
Zig Ziglar

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou

71883 Great Middle Grade Reads — 4000 members — last activity Feb 05, 2023 11:31PM
GMGR brings together parents, teachers, librarians, writers and readers, who all love middle grade books. If you've ever wished for your very own magi ...more
31471 THE Group for Authors! — 12274 members — last activity Feb 04, 2023 01:53AM
This is a group for authors to discuss their craft, as well as publishing and book marketing.
19451 YA Reads for Teachers (And Any Other Adults!) — 1921 members — last activity Dec 04, 2022 03:00PM
We are a group of educators (teachers, media specialists / librarians, and home school teachers) parents and other adult fans of young adult and child ...more
41720 Struggling Writers — 5299 members — last activity Oct 25, 2022 07:49AM
A space for aspiring writers, indie writers, passionate writers, fun-hearted writers, struggling writers 6/2020: As of June 2020, this group ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 46394 members — last activity 3 hours, 38 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
1890 School Librarians & Teachers — 1248 members — last activity Jan 21, 2023 09:49AM
A group where teachers and school librarians can recommend and discuss great books for kids and teens or professional resources.
81019 Strictly Reviews — 452 members — last activity Mar 15, 2022 12:27PM
This group is for authors requesting reviews and readers who are willing to review. All genres will be represented, beginning with picture books and g ...more
81226 Y.A WRITERS! — 156 members — last activity Jul 12, 2020 12:39PM
This group is for young adults and children who love to read and write, such as me! Sometimes you just can't think of what to write about, and when t ...more
83561 Bargain Basement — 8048 members — last activity Feb 02, 2023 10:26AM
Join the Bargain Basement club for Freebies, bargains, reviews, and giveaways.
75778 The YA Book Club — 21329 members — last activity Feb 02, 2023 01:22PM
This is a book club for all those who love Young Adult books. We know you love to read, and so do we. We will have optional group reads each month. If ...more
More of Carrie’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

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...


message 2: by Carrie (last edited Apr 12, 2014 05:32PM)

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
Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills


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.


back to top