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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 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, 39 Clues, Floors, Thirteen Days to Midnight,  Pulse, 3:15, Fizzopolis, Mr. Gedrick and Me, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into 26 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 family.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for visiting Sacajawea Elem school today. I was privileged to be a substitute teacher today, and got to hear you speak. It was both fun and inspiring. The students and I wished we had been able to ask you what happened to your friend with all the hair – Gary was it? Do you still keep in touch? Thank you again!

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  • Jesse Dean
    Dear Mr. Carman, I am a huge fan of your works, you introduced me into reading actually, which, if I recall correctly, i ...

  • Ayv
    Patrick, I have read th land of elyon series twice already and I intend to read it again and again until I remember it w ...

  • Jody Siahaan
    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 ...