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Community Spotlight:
Carlie Yates

Carlie Yates

Question: What's the craziest thing you've ever done for your writing?

I took a road trip with a friend from Tulsa to Seattle and back, taking 70 West through the mountains. This entire trip was done in 6 days, I think. Just getting out there, seeing where a novel is going to take place, and making the same trip the characters will. I needed to see for myself how awe-inspiring this scenery was.

About Carlie Yates

Carlie Yates has been writing stories since she was in the fifth grade, convinced that if she didn’t get her thoughts and characters down on paper, her head would ‘plode; it could be ex- or im-, but either way, it wouldn’t be pretty. Inspired by S.E. Hinton, she always said that when she grew up, she would be a published author. This Midwest mom of boys has addictions to reading, road trips, hair dye, and the Oxford comma, and is thoroughly convinced at any given time the theme track to My Three Sons will start playing in the background of her home.

She recently released Entitled (Entangled Book 1) and is currently working on Entrapped, book 2 of the Entangled series. She has also renounced her pledge to grow up.

Her blog, social media links, and book information (including sales links) are available on her website at

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