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Carol Lynch Williams


Carol Lynch Williams

Carol Lynch Williams is a PEN Award-winning author of over a dozen books and a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program. Carol facilitates the children’s writing conferences at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. She lives in Utah with her family.

Carol Lynch Williams

Books by Carol Lynch Williams

by Carol Lynch Williams - Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families. But it isn’t until her fifteenth birthday that the Messenger gift is revealed to her. Evie has the family’s gift --- a special power. Soon she realizes she is able to see and talk to the dead --- ghosts --- often with no idea who the person was. Or as Evie says: “I see Dead People. It’s a Messenger gift.” That doesn’t mean she wants the Messenger gift. So Evie tries to ignore it but soon she finds she cannot. Can Evie find a way to live her life without letting her power take over?And what if the dead person is someone close to Evie’s family?

by Carol Lynch Williams - Dystopian, Young Adult 13+

At the Haven, everything is strictly monitored. The rules must be followed to control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs—and memories. But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion. What if everything they’ve been told is a lie and what if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be?

by Carol Lynch Williams - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Growing up in Africa and Latin America as the children of missionaries, London and Zach were as close as could be. But when Zach dies, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself.

by Carol Lynch Williams - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Thirteen-year-old Lacy and her mother are both starting new jobs on the same day. Her mother seems much better these days and they need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control.

by Carol Lynch Williams - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Twelve-year-old Hope's life is turned upside down when her older sister, Lizzie, becomes an elective mute and is institutionalized after trying to kill herself. Throughout the course of this lyrical and heartbreaking narrative, readers and Hope discover that the mother is prostituting Lizzie, and it’s up to Hope to bring the truth to light to save her sister.

by Carol Lynch Williams - Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has 20 brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her 60-year-old uncle --- who already has six wives --- Kyra has to make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.