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National Book Festival

Patrick Carman is the acclaimed author of the New York Times best-selling "Land of Elyon" series, as well the "Atherton" and "Elliot's Park" series. He is the author of "The Black Circle," the newest installment in the best-selling multimedia adventure series "The 39 Clues." His multimedia "ghost story" "Skeleton Creek" was published early this year. The follow-up title, "Ghost in the Machine," will be published in October 2009. Patrick has worked in advertising, game design and technology and spends his free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations. He lives in Washington state.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Patrick Carman

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