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  1. emily ladner says:

    I am trying to find Floors translated into Korean??? can anyone help?

  2. Jessica Payne says:

    What happened to the Dark Eden digital content?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      Sorry to say, the digital content is no longer available due to changes in the Apple app store. But you can still enjoy the books – thanks!

  3. Jody Siahaan says:

    This is a note from one of my sixth grade students. I you would like to write him back you can through my email. Dear Mr. Carman, April 4 2019
    Hi, my name is Logan Windorski and I would like to send you this letter about your books about Skeleton Creek.
    First, I would be very happy if said to all the actors for the video’s that they did a great job and that Ryan is my favorite one. My class and I are on book three and so far I love the series. Since we are on book three and I don’t quite know the whole idea yet. I am watching islandofmadness and writing this paragraph. We are trying to find out what she says.
    It’s weird how the apostle fits the skull card. I think he is the scariest because of his mood swings. I also find it weird how he says the river calls me and Henry kills him there.
    Your possible friend,
    Logan Windorski

  4. Andrew O'Donohue says:

    Several friends and I read the Land of Elyon series years ago and are recommending them to a friend now. We are trying to decide what the proper order to read the books is, as the author, what order would you say the books should be read in?
    Thank you for the insight,
    – Andrew

    • PatrickCarman says:

      The best order is the trilogy (first three books), then the prequel (Into the Mist), then Stargazer. Thanks for spreading the word!

  5. Jody Siahaan says:

    My sixth graders, at school, can’t get enough of your book. (Skeleton Creek – Ryan’s Journal) So much so that we are going to write about our school and make videos to put on our website. Our school is already written about so it will be fun to continue the stories. It is fun to teach when students are excited by an author. Thank you Mr Carman! Check out what they say about our school in the book Ghosts of America. BTW, I witnessed a ghost in my classroom when I was with my principal. Come and visit us at our school! The students kind of just get used to ghostly things that happen. Not me. As a teacher, I always think I can explain everything. But a book flying out of the shelf in front of me can’t be explained! Writing our own book will sure be a fun project in this school! Thanks for the inspiration. -Ms Jody Siahaan

  6. Donovan says:

    I am writing a report on your books and how it would be alike with our future. I wanted to use this because it was an amazing series, but I couldn’t figure out if it would be a good idea to write about the rapid spread of pollution for a competition entry at school. This series sort of predicts what is going to happen to Earth if we continue to pollute our planet. Take out the monsters, and the other world, and you have a very realistic story. I think it was a great series, but I don’t know what to do. I think if I write about how realistic it was, it might be a good essay. What do you think?
    Answer as quickly as possible!

  7. Matt Peulen says:

    I was so excited to open today! I have been reading the book as a read aloud for many years and we noticed right away today that there was new yellow script on the page as we went to load our video. To my surprise, we could make the video full screen! Every year I get asked why we can’t do that, and today we can! Thanks for making this happen.

  8. Skeleton Creek is the best. I wish there were twelve more books like it. A movie and a television series would be appreciated.

  9. Dear Mr. Carman,
    your skeleton creek books are the best

  10. Linda Albrecht says:

    My friend’s grandson read your book “Atherton, The House of Power,” and enjoyed it so much he made me pull up the Author Info Site. While I was helping him look at your site, I saw your photo of 12 year old Otto with his tongue sticking out the side of his mouth (in your Twitter section). I just had to comment that we had a good laugh about how incredibly cute Otto is and that he does, indeed, look quite good for his age. Thank you for sharing such a cute photo. We think you should have a photo gallery for Otto and Taffy (you mentioned Taffy but I did not see a photo of Taffy). Dogs always ham it up in photos and make us smile. Also, my friend’s grandson, Aiden, suggested you should consider bringing the dogs when you speak at the schools. Many thanks for your entertaining books. Linda and Aiden

    • PatrickCarman says:

      Taffy went over the rainbow bridge a couple of years ago, also a great dog! Thanks for this note, I really enjoyed reading it.

  11. Shelly Craig says:

    Mr. Carman, I’m reading Floors to my 4th grade students at Spicewood Elementary, and we’ve all fallen in love with it and can’t wait to continue reading each day! There’s always an “awwww” when we have to stop reading and move on to another activity. The class wanted me to purchase the other two books in the series, 3 Below and The Field of Wacky Inventions, but I’ve looked on Amazon and can’t find them. In addition, I tried Scholastic, but can only find the audio books. Can you point me in the right direction so I can buy your books and encourage my students’ love for your stories?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      I’m sorry you can’t find the other books in the series! You can probably find used copies online if you search on abe books. Good luck and thanks!

  12. Kelly Phillips says:

    I’m having trouble accessing the videos for the Skeleton Creek series. I have Windows 10 and have tried both Internet Explorer and Chrome with no success. What do you suggest?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      Hmmm…when I try it with Chrome they work fine for me. You have to use Flash player, that’s likely not installed on your browser. You should get a prompt for that, then install, then it will work normally. Thanks! PC

    • PatrickCarman says:

      My guess is you need to re-install Flash player – might need to Google how to do that. Thanks! PC

  13. Lauren Johnson says:

    Hi Patrick,
    I have read all the books and I’m wanting to know if there will be a book #6? I also think u should turn Seleton Creek into a movie it would be amazing.

  14. Jera McNett says:

    Good morning, I am trying to find a way to purchase at a reasonable price of Skeleton Creek book 1; as I will need 31 copies for my 5th graders. Is there a site that I can purchase cheaper as teachers have to pay out of pocket to keep their kids interested in learning and I cannot find anywhere that has 31 copies.

    My 5th grade class absolutely love the mystery and interaction in all of the Patrick Carman books and what I love as a teacher is; they are excited about it and excited about reading a BOOK and not on the internet or iPad.Books are becoming obsolete in the schools and I want my kids to know how important books are in life.

    Could you please advise?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      The least expensive place to get Skeleton Creek books is at Amazon. I’m sorry I don’t have much control over pricing otherwise. Thank you for supporting the series with your students! PC

  15. Randy Steinfelder says:

    I was a huge fan of Atherton series when they came out. I read them in Germany while my dad was stationed there. 12 years later I have caught myself in the web that is Dungeons and Dragons. I have just about finished the creation of my world which consists of 8 countries and an astral plane. I have drawn several inspirations from the book series. None of which i believe warrant any copywright requests. Once the story is complete I will send a copy so you may check for any indescrepency if you wish to do so. I really want to name my world Atherton and ask for permission to do so. Mainly for social media postings, also because I’m a huge fan and that would just be awesome.

    • PatrickCarman says:

      Feel free to follow your plan, but maybe ‘inspired by Atherton by Patrick Carman’ makes more sense – then you can come up with a better title for yours! PC

  16. Jacob says:

    Dear: Mr.Carman
    I am a fourth grade student at brassfield elementary school I’m reading your book crossbones and liked how you share the exact time where you are you also give so much detail. later in the story it gets creepier and i like creepy stories. I am so interested in other stories you have written.

    I’m wondering what series have you made?
    And what your favorite book is?
    How did you start thinking of the idea crossbones?
    What inspired you to this book?
    How long have you been writing books?
    Is this related to your life?
    By:Jacob D

  17. naomi says:

    i love your 39 clues books!! i have read every single one of them and they were really good!!!!:):):)
    keep writing great books and we will keep reading them!!

  18. Caiden Smith and Nick Barrett says:

    We love the Skeleton Creek books. We suggest that you make a movie.
    Reason#1 is that you all ready made the videos in the books so a movie won’t be so hard. Reason#2 EVERY one will love your movie it will pay you A LOT!!!!! P.S. If you need any help call 717-846-6789 tell the school to call for Caiden Smith and Nick Barrett! Please give feedback!

  19. Christopher Lamb says:

    We are currently reading the first Skeleton Creek to a group of 50 year 5
    and 6 students in Wodonga, Australia and they are totally enthralled. It
    has been great to see some of our more reluctant readers fully engage with
    the text and are already asking our librarian to order the rest of the

    Hoping to book in a Skype session with you if at all possible between now
    and the end of our school year (December 14).


  20. Heather Wilke says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I am an 8th Grade Language Arts and Literature teacher that is using Skeleton Creek as a read aloud this year. I am very excited to pilot the novel with the students. They are going to love the plot, videos, investigation into passwords, but most of all…the suspense. We would love to set up a time to Skype with you. Does sometime around mid-to late November (before Thanksgiving) work for you? We can work around your availability of course. It would be such an authentic and empowering experience for the students to have the chance to hear from a famous author! Thanks so much in advance.

    Heather W.
    Crystal Lake,

  21. shane says:

    I am confused. I want to find these books for my daughter. Is there a difference between the novels and the journals? For example, there is Skeleton Creek and there is Skeleton Creek Ryan’s Journal. What is the difference if any? Also, the videos are online and you get the links and passwords throughout the story correct? No additional disc or software required?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      Those are the same books with a different title – there are a total of six Skeleton Creek books. And the videos are online, no extra stuff needed – just go to the links provided in the book. Read on!

  22. Hi Mr. Carman,
    I have some thank you cards that my students made after your visit here in Boise. Do you have a “snail mail” address where I may send them? You were an awesome speaker and I can’t thank you enough for coming to our school.
    Thank you,
    Angela Kerber
    Monroe Elementary, Boise


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