Teen Book Festival +Ally Carter+


We headed off to the room where Ally Carter was presenting, expecting a crazy crowd.  Surprisingly, the room wasn’t full, so we got pretty good seats.  Here’s what I learned about Ms. Carter:

  • She used to be a Microeconomics professor
  • She grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, on a farm, and had 76 kids in her graduating class.
  • Ally’s first book crush was on The Outsiders, mostly because S. E. Hinton was young, and from Tulsa.  She had always dreamed of being an author, but realized that it was something regular people could do after reading that book.
  • I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You was inspired by the TV-show “Alias”.
  • Ally’s favorite part of being an author is “taking fictional people and making bad things happen to them.”
  • Some of the technology in the Gallagher Girls series is made up, but some of it she has researched.
  • Ally Carter’s biggest advice to teens?  Trust yourself.

One Response to “Teen Book Festival +Ally Carter+”

  1. Soo jealous! And I love your blog!

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