Author

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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51 Comments

  1. Jonas says:

    Why dont you make another book to the Atherton series? One where another satalite planet appears. The mixture of technology and the outdoors is supurb. PLEASE try to get the Atherton series made into a movie. If made right the movie would be epic. I have also read the Elyon series. It was good too. And, about the second book, it would be amazing if Dr. Harding’s brain survived and was turned into a super computer. sincerely, Jonas

  2. ryanthayer says:

    I like the 39 cules

  3. Carol says:

    I love your skeleton creek series

  4. Misty says:

    Your books are cool but i did not read one yet

  5. awsome girl 29 says:

    hey hey hey, me and my class got done with trackers book 1. it was really confusing, one moment zara and lazlo are evil and the next they are cool kids. could you help me figure this out

  6. Morgan says:

    I love Trackers book one is so cool

  7. Lyra says:

    I am your #1 fan! my favorite books are The Land Of Elyon series. I have read every single one. Will you send me a picture of your autograph? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

  8. All For One says:

    I love the 39 clues work the black circle.

  9. kable says:

    Hello! I love these books. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to reading books. Mr.Carman i want to know what just sets the spark of when you write? please reply.

  10. kiah, emma & mia says:

    Us girls have been reading the skeleton creek series and we love it. Our fabulous teacher got us onto it and there is like a whole line to read the books at our school.
    Sincerely
    Emma, Mia & kiah

  11. technogeak says:

    The series of skeleton creek is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  12. thad tagg says:

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Riley says:

    I love the series floors, and thenk you for writing them!

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  15. natalie says:

    i love your books they are amazing im ive read the whole serese of skeloton creek

  16. Alexis says:

    I love the Land of Elyon series and it has been one of the best book I have read in a long time and I can’t believe the secret you find out in the third book; The Tenth City!!!!

  17. jeffrey says:

    Patrick Carman is the awardwinning author of many books oooooooooooo mmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy gggggggggggooooooooooddddddddd

  18. jeffrey says:

    best book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :D

  19. jace weiand says:

    i love your books exspecialy skeliten creek.

  20. Ashley says:

    I love the land of elyon books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. felicity says:

    he is a funny guy he relates to kids

  22. Desiree says:

    i LOVE your books!!! When you came to my school your books went off the charts at the library. On Monday all your books were checked out! Again i LOVE your books, #1 fan, love you. Bye.
    (Gotta say.Pulse is fuhsizzles!)

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New Comments

  • emily gornto
    hi im emily i just had a question cause your book skeleton creek IS REAL i wonderd if you are Ryan???!! ...

  • simona saunders
    Dearest Carman, your book skeleton creek is awesome and it gave me chills down my back. ...

  • Kate
    I needed an audio book for my commute and the Floors synopsis reminded me of some of the great books my mom read when I ...