Melody Carlson

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Melody Carlson is an accomplished Christian author for children, pre-teens, youth, and adults, with sales totaling more than two million.[1] Some of her most popular works are the Diary of a Teenage Girl books series (12 books and counting) and the True Colors book series. She captures the realism of teenage life today and the difficulty that comes with being a Christian.

Background[edit]

Melody Carlson was born 3/2/1956 in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Springfield, Oregon attending Springfield High School and later Lane Community College. She currently resides in Sisters, Oregon.

Bibliography[edit]

Children's Works[edit]

  • The Ark that
  • Counting Baby's Blessings
  • The Easterville Miracle 2004
  • God Made Them All
  • God Goes With Me
  • God lives in my house
  • I Can Count on God
  • The Prayer of Jabez for Little Ones
  • Secrets of the Vine for Little Ones
  • Bitsy's Harvest Party
  • Treasure Beyond Measure
  • The Lost Lamb
  • My Happy Heart
  • When the Creepy Things Come Out
  • The Prayer of Jabez for Kids
  • How God Decorates Heaven for Christmas
  • The Wonder of Christmas Family Advent Journey
  • Don't Worry [Just Like Jesus Said Series]
  • Love Your Neighbor [Just Like Jesus Said Series]
  • Secretly Do Good Deeds [Just Like Jesus Said Series]
  • Her First Bible

Faithgirlz: The Girls Of 622 Harbor View Series[edit]

  • Project: Girl Power
  • Project: Mystery Bus
  • Project: Rescue Chelsea
  • Project: Take Charge
  • Project: Raising Faith
  • Project: Secret Admirer
  • Project: Run Away
  • Project: Ski Trip

Diary of a Teenage Girl Series[edit]

Caitlin Books[edit]

  • Becoming Me
  • It's My Life
  • Who I Am
  • On My Own
  • I Do

Chloe Books[edit]

  • My Name is Chloe
  • Sold Out
  • Road Trip
  • Face the Music

Kim Books[edit]

  • Just Ask
  • Meant to Be
  • Falling Up
  • That Was Then

Maya Books[edit]

  • A Not So Simple Life
  • It's a Green Thing
  • What Matters Most

True Colors Series[edit]

Main article: True Colors Series
  • Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely (2004)
  • Deep Green: Color Me Jealous (April 2004)
  • Torch Red: Color Me Torn (July 2004)
  • Pitch Black: Color Me Lost (September 2004)
  • Burnt Orange: Color Me Wasted (January 2005)
  • Fool's Gold: Color Me Consumed(July 2005)
  • Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred(October 2005)
  • Bitter Rose: Color Me Crushed
  • Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped
  • Bright Purple: Color Me Confused
  • Moon White: Color Me Enchanted
  • Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned

Carter House Girls series[edit]

  • Mixed Bags 2008
  • Stealing Bradford 2008
  • Homecoming Queen 2008
  • Viva Vermont 2008
  • Lost in Las Vegas February 2009
  • New York Debut 2009
  • Spring Breakdown 2010
  • Last Dance 2010

On the Runway[edit]

  • Premiere 2010
  • Catwalk 2010
  • Rendezvous 2010
  • Spotlight 2010
  • Glamour 2011
  • Ciao 2011

86 Bloomberg Place series[edit]

  • I Heart Bloomberg
  • Let Them Eat Fruitcake 2008
  • Spring Broke 2009
  • Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah 2009

Notes From A Spinning Planet series[edit]

  • Ireland
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Mexico

The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor series[edit]

  • Bad Connection
  • Beyond Reach
  • Playing With Fire
  • Payback

Secrets Series[edit]

  1. Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless (October 2010)
  2. Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (April 2011)
  3. Damaged: A Violated Trust (October 2011)
  4. Trapped: Caught in a Lie (April 2012)
  5. Deceived: Lured from the Truth (October 2012)
  6. Enticed: A Dangerous Connection (April 2013)

Allison Chronicles[edit]

  • On Hope's Wings
  • Cherished Wish
  • Autumn Secrets
  • Dreams of Promise

By Design Series[edit]

  • Knowing God Better Than Ever
  • Finding Out Who You Really Are
  • Making The Most Of Your Relationships
  • Discovering A Forgiveness Plan

Degrees Of Betrayal Series[edit]

  • Sierra's Story
  • Ryun's Story
  • Kenzie's Story

Degrees Of Guilt Series[edit]

  • Kyra's Story
  • Miranda's Story
  • Tyrone's Story

Life at Kingston High Series[edit]

  1. The Jerk Magnet (January 1, 2012)
  2. The Best Friend (June 1, 2012)
  3. The Prom Queen (January 1, 2013)

Inn At Shining Waters Series[edit]

  • River's Song
  • River's Call
  • Rivers End

Teen Fiction[edit]

  • Just Another Girl 2009
  • "Never Been Kissed" 2011
  • "Anything but Normal"
  • "Double Take"
  • "A Simple Song"(May 15, 2013)

Teen Non-fiction[edit]

  • Piercing Proverbs
  • "Becoming Me Journal"

Teen Devotionals[edit]

  • True: A Teen Devotional
  • Life: A Teen Devotional
  • Always: A Teen Devotional

Women's Fiction[edit]

  • Looking for Cassandra Jane 2002
  • Armando's Treasure 2003
  • Finding Alice 2003
  • Crystal Lies
  • On This Day 2006
  • These Boots Weren't Made For Walking 2007
  • A Mile in My Flip-Flops 2008
  • The Other Side of Darkness
  • "Limelight"

4 Lindas Series[edit]

  • As Young As We Feel
  • Hometown Ties
  • All For One
  • Here's To Friends

Love Finds You... Series[edit]

  • Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard
  • Love Finds You in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon

A Grace Chapel Inn Series[edit]

  • Ready to Wed
  • Hidden History
  • Back Home Again

Homeward on the Oregon Trail Series[edit]

  • Westward Hearts (August 2012)
  • A Dream for Tomorrow (February 2013)
  • Falling Up (January 2011)

Women's Nonfiction[edit]

  • Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know but Will Never Tell You
  • Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them
  • Take Time

Women's Novellas[edit]

  • Angels in the Snow 2002
  • The Gift of Christmas Present
  • The Christmas Bus
  • My Son, The Savior: A Mother's Story
  • An Irish Christmas
  • All I Have to Give 2008
  • The Christmas Shoppe

Christmas Novellas[edit]

  • "Christmas at Harrington's
  • The Joy of Christmas: A 3-in-1 Collection
  • The Treasure of Christmas: A 3-in-1 Collection

References[edit]

On Hopes Wings

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