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Cory Putman Oakes

Hi! I’m Cory. I’m a middle grade and young adult author from Austin, Texas. Thanks for visiting my site! Here you’ll find info on me and my books, and other fun stuff like my blog, event pictures, and how to contact me about school/library visits. Thanks for stopping by!

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Featured Books

Dinosaur Boy

By Cory Putman Oakes

Prepare to enter the world of Sawyer Bronson, an eleven-year-old who is part stegosaurus! Sawyer’s adventures will be chronicled in the DINOSAUR BOY books, the first of which comes out in February, 2015 (from Sourcebooks). Read more about DINOSAUR BOY here!

Latest Blog Posts

Cory’s TLA Schedule + Secret Giveaway!

Hello All! This week is the Texas Library Association‘s Annual Conference (TLA). It’s being held in Austin this year, which makes it really convenient for me! I’ll be attending a couple of the events and doing two signings of DINOSAUR BOY, so I thought it might be fun to also do a SECRET GIVEAWAY! First, […]


Blast From The Past Tour!

DINOSAUR BOY is going on tour! The awesome Jo Whittemore (author of COLONIAL MADNESS) and I are taking the show on the road! From March 9-13, 2015 we’ll be visiting some of our favorite bookstores all around Texas. Since both of our books have themes from the past, which we have brought to the present, […]



YAY! I’m so psyched that I finally get to share this with everybody! Do you have ANY idea how hard it has been to keep something THIS AWESOME to myself?!! The official cover reveal happened today over on KidsReads (and I did an exclusive guest post for them about what kind of dinosaurs I modeled […]