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About Patrick Carman
Patrick Carman grew up in Salem, Oregon. After graduating from Willamette University, he worked in advertising, game design and technology, but he has been a lifelong writer and storyteller. His bestselling series work includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot's Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek.
When he isn’t writing, Patrick 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 and (more than anything else) spending time with his wife and two daughters.
His latest book, Floors, was published by Chicken House in the UK in January 2012.
Accolades and awards
2013 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award, Nominee; 2012 Official Selection, Story Lab Summer Reading Program, UK; 2011 Parents' Choice Award.
- SKELETON CREEK
2012 Nevada Young Readers Award, Intermediate Category; 2011 New Mexico Land of Enchantment shortlist; 2010-2011 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards; 2010-2011 Delaware Diamonds Booklist;Oregon Battle of the Books list for 2010-2011
- DARK EDEN
2011 QED Award from Digital Book World. Recognizes quality, excellence, and design in digital books.
- THE CROSSBONES
2010 Children’s Book Council nominee.
- THIRTEEN DAYS TO MIDNIGHT
2010 Children’s Book Council nominee; YALSA 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list.
2009-2010 Truman Award Nominee; 2008 E.B. White Award Nominee; 2008 National EB White Award nominee.
- BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THORNS
2008 Lamplighter Award; Colorado Children’s Book Award 2007 Nominee; Waukesha County Kids Choice Award 2007 Nominee; 2008 National Lamplighter award Nominee;
- ATHERTON: HOUSE OF POWER
Wyoming Statewide Soaring Eagle Book Award shortlist 2009; Oregon Battle of the Books list for 2008-2009; New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Book Award Short List 2008; The Texas Bluebonnet award 2008 (shortlisted); Junior Library Guild Premier Selection 2008; 2008 Kids Wings Award recipient.
- THE LAND OF ELYON AND ELLIOT'S PARK
Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program shortlist 2008-2009.
- THE DARK HILLS DIVIDE
Oregon Battle of the Books list for 2008-2009; *WINNER* 2007 National Lamplighter Award; *WINNER* Cochecho Readers Award 2005-2006; Land of Enchantment New Mexico book award nominee 2008; Great Stone Face Award 2006 Nominee; Indian Paintbrush Award 2005-2006 Nominee; Black-Eyed Susan Award 2006-2007 Nominee; Waukesha County Kids Choice Award 2006 Nominee; The Children’s Crown Award 2006-2007 Nominee; iParenting Media Award, 2005 VOYA’s 2008 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers List; 2008-2009 New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award Nominee.
- THE LAND OF ELYON
National Literacy Explore New Worlds Booklist (1 of 20 books chosen by the Library of Congress).