Cara Lockwood

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Cara Lockwood
Language English
Nationality Texan
Citizenship USA
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Genre chick lit
Notable works I Do (But I Don't)

Cara Lockwood is an American novelist and the bestselling author of nine novels from Mesquite, Texas.


Her novels most identify with the chick lit genre. Her most successful book to date has been I Do (But I Don't), which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain and was a USA Today bestseller.

She is currently writing the Bard Academy teen series, updating her favorite classics. Titles to date include Wuthering High, Scarlet Letterman, and "Moby Clique".[1]

The majority of her books have been published by Downtown Press and MTV Books.

Personal life[edit]

Lockwood graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in English studies. She is 1991 graduate of Mesquite High School.[2]

She is currently divorced and living in Chicago with her two daughters and working on her next novel.


Adult novels
  • Dixieland Sushi
  • Pink Slip Party
  • I Do (But I Don't)
  • In One Year and Out the Other
  • I Did (But I Wouldn't Now)
  • Every Demon Has His Day
  • You Can't Teach An Old Demon New Tricks
  • Follow Me (Serial starting 2013)
Young adult novels
  • Wuthering High (Bard Academy)
  • The Scarlet Letterman (Bard Academy)
  • Mobey Clique (Bard Academy)
  • A Tale of Two Proms (Bard Academy)


  1. ^ (10 April 2008). The books: Cara Lockwood's Bard Academy series, Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ (3 July 2003). Author unveils 1st book: Mesquite High grad draws on wedding experience for story, Dallas Morning News ("The 1991 Mesquite High School graduate - and daughter of school board member Cary Tanamachi - borrowed from her own bridal experience and those of her friends to write her first novel. I Do (But I Don't) was released in early June by Downtown Press, a new imprint of Pocket Books, which is a division of Simon & Schuster.")

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