--JUNCTION 2020 is scheduled to release July 2017. Get ready for this five-part series of YA fantasy and adventure.
--BOTTLED audio book is available May 18! Find it on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Hear Adeelah's story for yourself!

--THE LYING PLANET gets a stunning cover that is perfect for the book! and preorder links go upAmazon  Barnes & Noble  |
--Promo sales for THE BODY INSTITUTE ranks it #1 in Teen Sci-Fi Dystopian on Amazon!

JULY 2016
--My upcoming September 19, 2016, release from Entangled Teen is officially re-titled! Now called THE LYING PLANET, not SAFE ZONE. 
--BOTTLED releases into the world July 7! Amazon  Barnes & Noble

MAY 2016
Cover Reveal for BOTTLED! It's beautiful! and designed by the awesome Cora Bignardi at Cora Graphics for Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press).

New contract for my YA fantasy, BOTTLED! This will be published by Clean Reads. Digital to be released July 7, 2016.

New contract signed for a YA sci-fi, entitled SAFE ZONE (later renamed THE LYING PLANET)! Via Publisher's Weekly:
Author of THE BODY INSTITUTE Carol Riggs’s SAFE ZONE, set in a future where one teen boy discovers [plot spoiler!], to Stacy Cantor Abrams at Entangled Teen, for publication in Fall 2016 (World). 

THE BODY INSTITUTE releases on September 1! Now available in bookstores and online stores such as Barnes & Noble: HERE. See The Body Institute page for more purchase links.
TBI spine design

JULY 2015
ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) get sent out! Reviewers receive near-final versions of The Body Institute. Available on NetGalley! FINAL book versions being prepared: the spine of it looks awesome! Click photo to enlarge.

MARCH 2015
Cover Reveal Event for THE BODY INSTITUTE is organized by Entangled Teen and YA Bound. March 24: the cover is revealed!! RELEASE DAY: Sept. 1, 2015.

Entangled Teen, the YA imprint of Entangled Publishing, accepts my book for publication! Rah! Confetti! THE BODY INSTITUTE scheduled to release fall of 2015.

JUNE 2014
Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, closes its doors on June 19th. Authors lose their book contracts (myself included). Read the sad news HERE. Preorder links disappear.

APRIL 2014
Carol Riggs joined The Fearless Fifteeners, a group of debut authors whose books will release in 2015.

MARCH 24, 2014
Strange Chemistry of Angry Robot Books buys THE BODY INSTITUTE, via Publisher's Weekly:
Riggs Checks ‘Body’ for Angry Robot
Sold in what agent Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown called a “competitive bidding situation,” Angry Robot’s Amanda Rutter bought world English rights to Carol Riggs’s debut YA novel, The Body Institute. The book follows a 17-year-old recruited by a weight-loss company to train its clients by having her brain waves downloaded into their bodies so she can exercise for them. Sonnack said the novel “explores the meaning of self in a brave new world.” Rutter bought the book for Angry Robot’s YA imprint, Strange Chemistry.