Patrick Carman has authored 40 novels with over five million books in print across 26 countries including New York Times bestsellers The 39 Clues, Skeleton Creek, The Land of Elyon, and Floors. He is also the creator of Aftershock, a #1 fiction podcast on Apple and iHeart, and co-founder of GoKidGo. Carman is an ardent public speaker who has spoken live to over a million students at over 2500 schools across the United States. 

Carman is revered for the innovative multi-media approach he has employed with his Skeleton Creek book series, interspersing online videos into books to carry the narrative forward and keep young readers engaged.