Patrick Carman
AUTHOR

Patrick Carman

I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After college, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins Publishers.

I've been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work: The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot's Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Here's a fun note...the books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages. Currently I'm developing a few new-media projects. Check out DARK EDEN to experience this type of cross-platform project.

When I'm not writing or creating a story, I spend my free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading (lots), and (more than anything else) spending time with my wife and two daughters.

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Best Sellers

    • The 39 Clues, Book 5

    • The Black Circle
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    Governments were toppled and rulers were killed during the last attempt to find the lost treasure Amy and Dan Cahill are searching for - do they even stand a chance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE David Pittu

    • By Deb McCall on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Atherton

    • The House of Power
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    On a satellite created as a refuge from a dying Earth, Edgar, a lonely boy, discovers a book containing the history of his world's origins and ultimate apocalypse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely love this book

    • By yaderin on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $11.39

    • Floors

    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-16-16

    Regular price: $18.19

    • 3 Below

    • A Floors Novel, Book 2
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Now that Leo has uncovered a few secrets behind the wacky Whippet Hotel, he'll have to save it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it's amazing I want to get the next one

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Thirteen Days to Midnight

    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Steven Boyer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Best-selling author Patrick Carman delivers his first novel for teens with a page-turner that explores the dark side of having a superpower....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thirteen days to midnight

    • By Anonymous User on 02-12-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Field of Wacky Inventions

    • Floors #3
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Leo and Remi have saved the wacky, wonderful Whippet Hotel, but their adventures aren't over....

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Into the Mist

    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Before the walls went up...there were adventures. Follow young Thomas Warvold and his brother, Roland, as they journey through Elyon....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dark Planet

    • Atherton, Book 3
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    After journeying to an unfamiliar land where air is nearly unbreathable and light stings like shards of glass, Edgar must navigate the deadly forests....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a story!

    • By JoyceG on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dark Eden

    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Didn't see the ending coming!

    • By Lisa on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Land Of Elyon

    • Stargazer
    • By: Patrick Carman
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    After a tragic attack by an evil force, Alexa and her friend Yipes are stranded in a strange community known as The Five Stone Pillars. Each pillar of rock has its own secrets....

    Regular price: $20.26

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