Carol Riggs

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I'm a writer of Young Adult fiction who lives in the beautiful, green state of Oregon. My sci-fi debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE, explores themes of body image and identity. Cool news!--this book is under development for a TV series with NBC/Uni and producer Lane Shefter Bishop. As of Nov. 2019, it has also been signed with Dreamscape for an audiobook.

My other books are BOTTLED, THE LYING PLANET, and the JUNCTION 2020 series. I have a Studio Arts degree and I'm a longtime SCBWI member.

You'll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I enjoy reading--mostly young adult novels--as well as drawing, painting, and jigsaw puzzles. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and
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Carol Riggs I am now revising the companion novel to my debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE. This new book takes the loose threads from the end of book 1 and continues them…moreI am now revising the companion novel to my debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE. This new book takes the loose threads from the end of book 1 and continues them from another character's point of view. But you'll find familiar characters from book 1 inside! The book is called SPARES. (less)
Carol Riggs Hi Tris! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Body Institute. People frequently ask me about a sequel. This is what I tell them: Originally I had a sequel…moreHi Tris! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Body Institute. People frequently ask me about a sequel. This is what I tell them: Originally I had a sequel planned, but as my agent and I looked for publishers for TBI, the novel STARTERS came out. The sequel as I had it outlined at the time sounded really similar--and without as much of the weight issues of TBI, there wouldn't be as much to make it stand out from STARTERS. But I haven't totally ruled out the possibility of continuing Morgan's story. Happy reading! :o) (less)
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Announcing: Audiobook Deal! + other cool news

I'm thrilled to announce that my debut book, The Body Institute, has been selected for a deal with Dreamscape to develop an audiobook! This will be available wherever audiobooks are sold. I'm excited to see how the novel will come to life by a talented reader.

This book is also under development for a TV series with NBC!! One of the producers is "book whisperer" Lane Shefter Bishop, who produced... Read more of this blog post »
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“Your looks are an important part of who you are." He winds a lock of my hair around his finger. "You wouldn't be who you are, the same personality, if you'd grown up looking different. You're a blend of your body and your soul.”
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“Your looks are an important part of who you are.” He winds a lock of my hair around his finger. “You wouldn’t be who you are, the same personality, if you’d grown up looking different. You’re a blend of your body and your soul.”
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“We talk about classes and the latest vids and music, topics that wash over me and leave a bitter aftertaste. It’s hard to think about fun, trivial things when the rest of my life is so twistedly wrong.”
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