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Patrick Carman

Biography

Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His birthday is February 27th, 1966. He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

Patrick Carman has been a life long writer and storyteller. He writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling series work includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.

Mr. Carman spends his free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Patrick Carman

Books by Patrick Carman

by Patrick Carman - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Ensnared in a dangerous, ever-deepening mystery, Will Besting must lead his friends through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious souls at war with each other. It's a game of cat and mouse, and not everyone will be alive when it's over. Can Will outwit both Rainsford and Goring, ending their reign of fear forever?

by Patrick Carman - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Will Besting is sent to an institution meant to help patients with crippling phobias. He and six others take turns in mysterious fear chambers, and though they feel emboldened afterwards, they also start developing strange side effects.

by Patrick Carman - Suspense

Strange things happen in Skeleton Creek --- and when they do, Ryan writes them down and Sarah captures them on video. They've solved old mysteries. They've followed clues all over the country and underground. They've investigated secret societies. They've found their answers.

Or so they thought. Because there are still some secrets that Ryan and Sarah haven't uncovered yet. And there's still a shadowy figure standing in their path --- someone who doesn't want Ryan and Sarah digging up any more of the past.

by Patrick Carman - Mystery, Suspense

Strange things always happen in Skeleton Creek, and when they do, Ryan writes them down, and Sarah captures them on video. But now the spookiness is spreading, and this time the mystery is going to take them far beyond the Creek itself…into places both unexpectedly sinister and spine-chillingly haunted.

by Patrick Carman - Suspense

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek --- and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. Ryan writes down everything in his journal, and Sarah records everything on her videocam. The two move deeper into the mystery they've uncovered, determined to discover the secrets buried in Skeleton Creek, in the conclusion to Patrick Carman's thrilling series.

In this groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts --- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

by Patrick Carman - Suspense

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek --- and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out…and then email the clips for Ryan to see. In a new, groundbreaking format, Patrick Carman’s story is broken into two parts --- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website (www.skeletoncreekisreal.com), with links and passwords given throughout the book.