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 March 2,1956 in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Springfield, Oregon and went to 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]

The Colour Series are catered for a teenage audience. Topics in this series include sexuality, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and friendships.

  • 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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