MIAMI BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: Author Ally Carter greets fans and signs copies of "United We Spy" at Books and Books on September 27, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage)

Author 101: Ally Carter

Reading is a great way to escape the world for awhile be it through novels, magazines or Fanfiction. We thought it would be a great idea to introduce you to some of the best authors out there, so you might find something new to read if you feel like it!

Ally Carter is a YA author. She is best known for her ‘Gallagher Girls’ series.

Fun facts about Ally:

  1.  She is a new year day baby, she was born on January 1st, 1974
  2. Ally Carter is a pen name… her real name is Sarah Leigh Fogleman. She chose the name Ally Carter so readers wouldn’t confuse her YA and adult work. he last name “Carter” was specifically selected so that her novels would be near those of her fellow adult fiction novelist Jenny Crusie on bookstore and library shelves.
  3.  Ally has written 3 YA series to date. The ‘Gallagher Girls’, Heist Society and Embassy Row.

Books Ally has written:

Gallagher Girls Series

  1. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (2006)
  2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (2007)
  3. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (2009)
  4. Only the Good Spy Young (2010)
  5. Out of Sight, Out of Time (2012)
  6. United We Spy (2013)

Gallagher Girls and Heist Society might be getting turned in to a movie, the options for them have been sold to production companies but it’s a really long process. (Just ask Ally as that is what she answers whenever people ask on Twitter.)

Heist Society Series

  1. Heist Society (2010)
  2. Uncommon Criminals (2011)
  3. Perfect Scoundrels (2013)

Embassy Row Series

  1. All Fall Down (2015)
  2. See How They Run (2015)
  3. Take The Key And Lock Her Up (2016)

Ally has a new book coming out on March 28th, Not If I Save You First.

UK cover for Not If I Save You First

We have read a sneak peek of it, and we LOVE IT. We cannot wait to get our hands on a copy in March.

You can pre-order the book and get all of Ally’s other amazing books here.

Follow Ally on her socials to keep up with all her latest book news!




Written by Kelly McFarland

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