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Biography[]

Ally Carter was born and raised in Oklahoma. Her mother was a teacher, her father was a rancher and farmer, and she has one older sister.

In high school, she was active in a number of student organizations and she graduated as co-valedictorian of her senior class. She attended Oklahoma State University and Cornell University and worked for several years in the agricultural industry before writing full time.

Today she is living in Oklahoma.

Books[]

Double Crossed

Her first Novel, Cheating at Solitare was published in 2005. The following year she published the sequel, Learning to Play Gin .

Her first YA novel, I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You , was published in April of 2006, published by Disney-Hyperion. It was then followed Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (October 2007), Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover (June 2009), Only the Good Spy Young (June 2010), Out of Sight, Out of Time (March 2012) and the sixth and final Gallagher Girls novel; United We Spy (September 2013).

In February 2010, she published the first book in the Heist Society Series , Heist Society , followed by its sequels Uncommon Criminals (June 2011), and Perfect Scoundrels (February 2013).

In January 2013 she published the cross-over novella Double-Crossed that features characters from both the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society . It is available for free at spiesandthieves.com and wherever ebooks are sold.

All Fall Down an Embassy Row Series


All Fall Down is the first book in the new Embassy Row series. It was published on January 20, 2015, and will launch a new three-book series with Scholastic.

Ally's books have been published in more than twenty countries and have appeared on best-seller lists from the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and Bookscan. They have sold over two million copies in the United States.

Honors and Awards

2011 Texas Lone Star Reading List (Heist Society)

2010 YALSA Teens Top Ten Book (Heist Society)

North Carolina Book Award Booklist, 2010-2011 (Heist Society)

Teens Top 10 Finalist, 2010 (Heist Society)

Romance Writers’ of America Rita Award Finalist, 2010 (Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover)

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Winner (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You)

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Winner (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

Amelia Bloomer Book Award (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

Kansas Notable book (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

Texas Lone Star Reading List (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

Georgia Peach Book Award Runner-up (I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

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