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Children's Authors

CORY PUTMAN OAKES 

Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, DINOSAUR BOY, is on shelves now along with its sequel, DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS. She is also the author of THE VEIL (Finalist for the 2012/13 Writers League of Texas Book Award) and WITCHTOWN (coming in 2017), both for young adults. Cory is an ex-lawyer, an ex-Californian, and a current Mexican food enthusiast. When she’s not writing, she enjoys running, cooking, and hanging out with her husband and their two kiddos.

Check out Cory Putman Oakes's Website for more information.

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DINOSAUR BOY (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, 2015)
Middle Grade SFF

Everyone knows the dinosaur gene skips a generation. So it isn’t a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouts spikes and a tail before the start of fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus. Despite the Principal’s zero tolerance policy, Sawyer becomes a bully magnet, befriended only by Elliot, a.k.a. “Gigantor,” and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved – until he discovers a secret about the principal that’s more shocking than Dino DNA. The bullies are in for a galactically horrible fate . . . and it’s up to Sawyer and his friends to rescue them.

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DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, 2016)
Middle Grade SFF

Sawyer’s life as a part stegosaurus is normal(ish). Until he and his two best friends are yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to outer space. Sawyer, Elliot, and Sylvie travel to Mars to find Sylvie’s missing father but find even bigger trouble waiting for them. Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system! And the fate of both planets will be decided by the upcoming Pluto versus Mars soccer match. It’s an intergalactic mess, and only Sawyer can save Mars, defend Pluto, and protect the galaxy!

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WITCHTOWN (Houghton Mifflin BFYR, 2017)
Young Adult Fantasy

In the wake of the Second Inquisition, modern day witches live in witch-only communities called Havens. Sixteen-year-old Macie and her mother, Aubra, are grifters, making their living by traveling between the Havens, robbing them, then using Aubra’s power to erase the evidence. Macie is sick of stealing and wants out. But her mother convinces her to stay and pull one last heist – the last job they’ll ever have to do – in the most famous and mysterious Haven of them all: Witchtown.

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THE VEIL (Octane Press, 2011)
Young Adult Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be—the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her. Or so he says . . .