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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. My other books are BOTTLED, THE LYING PLANET, and Books 1 and 2 of 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 quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds.

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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)
Carol Riggs Hi Gav! Under every book on Goodreads are links to places you can buy copies. Sometimes these links are more complete and work better than others, so…moreHi Gav! Under every book on Goodreads are links to places you can buy copies. Sometimes these links are more complete and work better than others, so you could also just go to your favorite bookseller online and search for "The Lying Planet." Regretfully, the time for handing out free ARCS (advanced reader copies) is over, but $3.99 isn't too bad to pay. It does depend on what format you want, what e-reader you have. Message me if you want to discuss that in more depth. :) I hope you can get a copy and enjoy the book!(less)
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Hello, everyone!!! What are you up to? I miss ya!

I’d like to announce the digital release of my YA fantasy novel, JUNCTION 2020 Book 2: NIGHTMARE REALIZATION.

Psssst, Book 1 is still FREE if you haven’t read it yet. Sign up for my newsletter HERE in exchange for a digital copy, or email me at carolriggsauthor@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to send you one in your favorite format.

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This is probably the creepiest book I've ever written...well, except for maybe THE LYING PLANET. This novel follows the five portal travelers as they journey to a landscape built from Lauren's best dreams and worst fears. It's not light and fluffy th ...more
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I enjoyed this book with its refreshing reversal of the fantasy trope where the main character finds out she/he has special powers. Great premise and cultural worldbuilding—lots of detail and variety in a Japanese-flavored setting with kami, ghosts, ...more
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The idea behind this book was fascinating, involving a reluctant prophetess brought back to life as an infant by the god Apenth. It continues with a well-formed fantasy world full of magic and fickle gods in the vein of Greek/Roman mythology. Yssa is ...more
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I don’t usually read contemporary books (I won this book rather than buying it), and the grittiness of this novel is partly why. However, I must say it is well written, with gut-wrenching emotions, seedy lifestyles, and betrayal portrayed in a raw an ...more
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This was a light, fun read and would be perfect for middle grade readers ages 8-12. It has a cast of bright, colorful characters and a plot that keeps you reading to find out what happens next. Some of the descriptions are amusingly kid-friendly. The ...more
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This is a Gothic tale involving a governess coming to stay at a mysterious mansion that harbors dark secrets, with some steampunk details woven in. I like how the memories of Liliana were presented, building to a revelation that I never would’ve gues ...more
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This was a fascinating sci-fi futuristic look at what makes people human, and how technology intersects with that. Good pacing, interesting characters. Nice twists and a splash of romance. I was glad to see Eli take action at the end, finally breakin ...more
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