Thursday, June 2, 2011

Author Spotlight: Patrick Carman

I'm celebrating the work of Patrick Carman this month, and in the process of typing this post I'm looking after an abandoned 5 week old kitten.

*scratching at keyboard*

I first discovered Patrick's work in 2003 with his debut novel The Dark Hills Divide, a series called The Land of Elyon. We're a read-it-aloud family, and enjoyed the memorable characters and adventures.

*mini dachshund bumping my elbow while gently wrestling with kitten*

A few years later, I was delighted with his series, Skeleton Creek, a book-online video combination. It was the first of its kind, and has just the right amount of scare for my taste.

*purring and pawing at bottle held by my daughter*

You can find out more about him here, along with his other books...

39 Clues (one of several authors)
Thirteen Days to Midnight and
Trackers (another book-online video combination)

*sitting contentedly by sleeping dachshund*

Additionally, Patrick is giving the keynote address at the ALA Conference in New Orleans at the end of this month.

Have you read any of his work?

*OUCH! He's biting my elbow*


Kristine Asselin said...

No, but it sounds like I should! Thanks for introducing a new author to me, Michelle!

Carolyn V said...

Aw! You're so nice to take care of the kitty. <3

I haven't heard of him, but if he has done some of the 39 clues, my daughter has. =)

Leslie Rose said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Best to the kitty. I'm working my way through the 39 Clues so I will be reading Patrick's work in the near future.

Talli Roland said...

Goodness, sounds like you're writing with an obstacle course there! :) No, I haven't read any of his work.

Loree Huebner said...

I haven't read his work. Thanks for the tip.

Looks like you found your blog mascot...purrrr

Kathryn Magendie said...

So cute how you interspersed the animal antics! :-D

I was going to attend the ALA but I just couldn't get away - deadline approaching quickly -ungh ... but how cool he is giving the keynote speach - an honor!

Beth said...

That kitten sounds adorable! Too bad about the biting....

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for sharing Mr. Carman's works. So it's really nice of you to acknowledge him in your blog. I had never heard of him. By the way, kudos to you for taking care of this abandoned kitten ;) Hope you keep him or find him a loving home.

D. U. Okonkwo said...

No I haven't, but definitely going to try and keep an eye out for his work, Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Awww, aren't you great for taking care of an abandoned kitten. And now I'll have to check out the work of Patrick Carmen. Thanks for this!