Patrick CarmanPatrick 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 writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic, Harper Collins, and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling books and series includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, Floors, Trackers, Thirteen Days to Midnight, Dark Eden, Pulse, 3:15, 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, golfing badly, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. Ethan says:

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    jacob says:
    i loved your skeleton creek! can you make a new book based on the Ryan and Sarah before the accident please!?

  2. jacob says:

    i loved your skeleton creek! can you make a new book based on the Ryan and Sarah before the accident please!?

  3. amie says:

    your books are really good

  4. Eric Cyrus says:

    Hello Mr. Carman, I read your book 13 Days to Midnight and loved it! one of my favorite books. I have to do an author profile for this book and need to know more about why you wrote the book. that being said, i cannot find anything on the internet about this and i need your help. could you email me some things? i really need your help for this project! thank you very much Mr. Carman! hopefully here from you soon.
    Thanks, Eric Cyrus.

  5. Britney says:

    I loved Thirteen Days to Midnight! I love the creativity and hope that you will continue your wonderful writing! I wish that I could meet you and get my book signed! Thankyou!

  6. Anna says:

    I absolutely LOVED pulse! I hope one day I can have a signed copy and I cannot wait to read the next ones once my library gets them;) Thankyou for having an amazing imagination and creating these amazing books!


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    Thank you so much for writing Floors Patrick Carman! It was my first fiction series and it started me on the path to mor ...

  • Joni Zigan
    My 6th grade students in Brighton, Colorado just finished the first book. I love to read this to them and watch them sit ...

  • madison
    i really loved your book. the way you wrote it was great. the second one was better as well i love your work it was so i ...