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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 contract 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 and stay tuned for the big reveal, when I can finally show you guys the cover!

Latest Blog Posts

My New Book Deal! (SQUEE!)

I’ve known about this for a little while, but now that Publisher’s Marketplace has made the announcement, I finally get to say it out loud: I HAVE A NEW BOOK DEAL!! Here’s the announcement that appeared in Publisher’s Marketplace this morning: THE VEIL author Cory Putman Oakes’s DINOSAUR BOY, about a boy with the “dinosaur […]


My Raw Vegan Adventure Is Over: PIZZA AT MIDNIGHT!

And at midnight after Day 7, my Raw Vegan Experiment officially came to an end!   I celebrated with, what else? Pizza!!!! Nom Nom Nom . . .


My Raw Vegan Adventure: Day 7 (The Last Day and Reflections)

I started Day #7, the last day of my experiment, with a Sweet As A Peach Smoothie (from RAWESOMELY VEGAN).     The recipe called for two peaches, a cup of greens (I used spinach), parsley, lemon juice, and ice. But I was feeling pretty hungry, so I added a banana. It was very good. […]