Carrie Cross

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Carrie Cross is an avid reader who fell in love with books as a little girl after reading Goodnight Moon. She wrote her first “book” at age four: Blackie the Little Black Dog and the Flying Washing Machine. Carrie discovered her love of mysteries reading Nancy Drew books and The Happy Hollisters series, and after writing three Skylar Robbins mysteries and working on a fourth, she continues to look for clues in unexpected places to this day.

Carrie Cross’s influences include Judy Blume, Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, and Lee Child. In addition to writing Skylar Robbins mysteries and reading, Carrie loves to cook, hike at the beach, go boating, and travel.

During a recent interview she was asked, “Where do you get your inspiration?”

“When I was six
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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.…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…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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"Skylar Robbins is quite a plucky girl. She's 12 and is really into detective work. I enjoyed reading about how she solved her case and learned how to stand up for herself. It is geared to middle grades, but, based on the reviews, adults also seem..." Read more of this review »
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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...


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
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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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