Author SPLOTlight: Patrick Carman
If you're like me, as soon as you finished reading Maze of Bones (the first book in The 39 Clues series) you went online to find out everything you could about the next books and their authors. Or maybe you're not like me and don't share my constant, burning need to find out every single scrap of information I can about a subject I'm even only slightly interested in. Annnyyywwaaayyy. . .
Turns out that the fifth book is to be written by none other than famed children's author, ex-entrepreneur, Washington State resident, and all-around Renaissance man Patrick Carman! You may know Patrick from such books as Stargazer (the latest Land of Elyon title), the Elliot's Park series, or this ridiculous video.
To help you get to know Mr. Carman, I'm going to give you a quick web tour of everything related to PatCar (that's my nickname for him).
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this great interview, in which he talks about his entry into children's fiction and his life before that. (He ran his own ad agency for nine years!)
And finally, in addition to The 39 Clues book he's got coming out, PC (that's his other nickname, but only use it if you know him well; otherwise it's offensive) is working on something called Skeleton Creek. I should just let this scary video do the talking . . .
Spooky! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what else he has up his sleeve.
— Jack L., STACKS Staffer