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Kristiana Gregory Books In Order

Publication Order of Legend of Jimmy Spoon Books

The Legend of Jimmy Spoon (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Diaries Books

Cleopatra VII (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleanor (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catherine (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary Books

Five Smooth Stones (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Are Patriots (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Freedom Comes (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Prairie River Books

A Journey of Faith (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Grateful Harvest (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Tidings (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope Springs Eternal (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cabin Creek Mysteries Books

Secret of Robber's Cave (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clue At the Bottom of the Lake (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legend of Skull Cliff (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunting of Hillside School (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blizzard On Blue Mountain (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Junkyard Shadow (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of Hidden Horse Ranch (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Spying Drone (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger on Lost Island (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow at Shark Cove (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dear America Books

The Winter of Red Snow (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cannons at Dawn (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jenny of the Tetons (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthquake at Dawn (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stowaway (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orphan Runaways (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Railroad Race (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Hope (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bronte's Book Club (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Darlin' Clementine (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cleopatra (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalked (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Madame Mustache and the Boys of Bodie (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Longhand (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kristiana Gregory is a children’s and historical fiction author best known for her “Cabin Creek Mysteries” and contributions to the “Dear America” series. Gregory was brought up two blocks from the beach in Manhattan, California, and as a child spent a lot of time making up stories. She has asserted that the stories she would tell her younger sister and brother would leave them wide-eyed and this encouraged her to aspire to a writing career. At only eleven years, she got her first rejection letter for a poem she penned in a math class. As a fourth-grader, she got her first job in the school cafeteria washing trays and dishes. Over the years, she held a number of odd jobs that include reporter, telephone operator, camp counselor, lifeguard, columnist and book reviewer for the LA Times, before she finally achieved her dream of becoming an author. It was while she was working at the LA Times that she met the two most important mentors in her career in Charlie Ferrell and Art Seidenbaum. Her debut novel was “Jenny of the Tetons” that she first published in 1989. Kristiana has asserted that writing children’s fiction has been a dream come true. Since she also writes about history, she gets to blend facts with storytelling and get the opportunity to make happy endings even if things do not always end that well in history. She has been married for more than 30 years and currently lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, two grown sons and their golden retrievers.

While she currently writes historical fiction, she stumbled into it unlike most of her contemporaries that assert that they have always loved the genre. It all came about when she was working as a newspaper reporter for the “Telegram-Tribune.” Gregory always loved digging for all facts in a story and San Luis her editor once yelled across the room that she should just write fiction since her leads were too flowery. Even as a reporter, she could make the details of a boring council meeting fun and given that she loved history, it was inevitable that she would get into historical fiction. In her research for her novels, she has been to all manner of places including Morristown for her “Dear America” novel set in the Revolutionary War, and France for “Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine.” Kristiana has also been to Idaho, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Utah for her research. She also cites the influence of Theodore Taylor, Charles Dickens, Ingalls Wilder, and Mark Twain who write novels that drew from history. As an adult, she has more eclectic tastes and reads and draws from anything including news articles, biographies “National Geographic” and “World Book Encyclopedias.”

Kristiana now has more than thirty novels in series such as “The Cabin Creek Mysteries,” “Prairie River,” “Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary,” “Royal Diaries,” “Legend of Jimmy Spoon” and several single standing novels. Her debut novel “Jenny of the Tetons” was an award-winning bestseller as she went on to win the Golden Kite Award. When she is not writing her novels, she loves to hang out with friends, watch the clouds, tap dance and go for a swim. Her “Cabin Creek Mysteries” is based on the bedtime stories that she would narrate to her children when they were young and restless.

Kristiana Gregory’s “The Secret of Robber’s Cave” opens to Jeff and David the lead characters of the series wanting to go to Lost Island. Their father had always told stories of Lost Island and robbers cave and they believe it would be an honor to go visit the island in memory of him. They are soon on the island and start walking around looking for adventure and soon stumble upon a foot. Back home, they tell Claire their cousin of their adventure and take her with them back to the Island. This time they find a fort which they name and decorate. When they tell Mr. Wellback of their adventures on Lost Island, he warns them of the danger and asks them to never visit the island again. But his stern warning makes them even more interested in the island. Meanwhile, the MCoys who are the biggest bullies in school have found the island. David, Jeff, and Clare learn of this when they find their favorite candy wrappers on their island. The presence of the bullies is not going to deter them from their adventures until the two boys get stuck in a cave. They believe Mr. Wellback may have something to do with their troubles but luckily Clare comes and gets them out. There are a lot of questions without answers and they will have to dig deep if they want to continue with their adventures.

Gregory’s “The Clue at the Bottom of the Lake” opens to David and Jeff being warned off Lost Island until Jeff turns twelve. They have also been told that they should never visit the island alone. However, they ignore all the warnings and are soon back on the island where things immediately start to go wrong. As soon as they land on the marshy ground, they have a feeling of dark secrets hidden in the overgrown pines and lingering mist. They thought the “Legend of the Robber’s Cave” was all myth but they are now starting to wonder if there could be something to it. Could the robber have buried the treasure on the island that he haunts and did he really die on Lost Island? Claire their nine-year-old cousin manages to convince their parents to allow her to go with her older cousins on their adventures and this just complicates things. The novel is full of ongoing suspense as it adds layers and twists of plot, unravels clues and adds layers to make for an intriguing story. The siblings may need all their gadgetry, courage and wits if they are to unravel the many shadowy mysteries of Lost Island.

Kristiana Gregory’s “The Legend of Skull Cliff” has the cousins Clare, David and Jeff trying to solve another mystery on Lost Island. In the middle of trying to unravel a mystery on the island, a young camper goes missing and they do not know what to make of it. Popular legend asserts that explorers who go to the island during the full moon will disappear, never to be found. Could he have been kidnapped or is the curse of the fool moon something real. The police investigations has unearthed evidence that points to kidnapping but the cousins conduct their own and believe that Willy is the perpetrator of a cruel prank. They had last seen him wearing flip flops and shorts and not in any condition to survive for days, out in the wild on his own. Will Jeff, David, and Clare be able to find the boy and unravel the mystery of his disappearance?

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