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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

GIVEAWAY! Official Mockingjay Part 2 Prize Pack!

  Are you guys getting excited for Mockingjay Part 2? I AM! And I’m even more excited I get to share some of the love! In connection with the advanced screening of Mockingjay Part 2 (happening here in Austin next Tuesday, November 17), the good people at FONS PR are letting me give away official film […]


Texas Book Festival 2015

  This weekend (October 17-18) is the Texas Book Festival! It’s going to be an awesome explosion of bookishness, with over 300 authors and tons of amazing events going on. I’m still combing through the schedule trying to figure out what I should attend – there is so much to choose from! But there’s one […]


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, […]