Ally Carter (born Sarah Leigh Fogleman on January 1, 1974) is an American author of young-adult fiction and adult-fiction novels.
The name Ally Carter was chosen to separate her from her other work and the last name Carter was chosen so that her books would be near her fellow adult fiction novelist Jenny Crusie.
Ally Carter graduated from the Oklahoma State University and Cornell University to one of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming male stars.
Carter's first young-adult novel was I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. It is the story of a girl who goes to a prestigious spy school and what happens when she falls for a normal boy who has no idea who she really is. It was selected as a Texas Lone Star reading list book for 2007-2008.
Her third novel—the sequel to Cheating at Solitaire—is Learning to Play Gin, which was released in November 2006.
The sequel to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, titled Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy was released in 2007 in the USA. This was the second book of the Gallagher Girls Series and was released on October 2, 2007. It chronicles the second semester of Cammie Morgan's sophomore year and her self-assigned mission against the boys who have moved into her school. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy was on The New York Times Best Seller list for ten weeks. The first two books in the series were released in the UK with different covers and website.
The third book of the Gallagher Girls series, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, is about Cammie's junior year where an organization called The Circle of Cavan seems to be trying to kidnap or kill Ma Ally's first young-adult book separate from the Gallagher Girls is the start of a new young-adult series about a girl named Kat, with the title Heist Society, whose family business is thievery. Kat's father is suspected to have stolen a mafia group boss's paintings. The only way Kat can save her father is by finding who stole them and stealing them back. It was released February 9, 2010.
The fourth book of the Gallagher Girls series, Only the Good Spy Young, is about the aftermath of Cammie discovering that the Circle of Cavan is after her, and the discovery of her father's journal in Sublevel Two.
Ally has published a second Heist Society book called Uncommon Criminals and the fifth Gallagher Girls book, Out of Sight, Out of Time; which was released on March 13, 2012.
As of June 2012, Ally is working on the third book in the Heist Society series, the title of which will be Perfect Scoundrels and will be released on February 5 of 2013 .
Gallagher Girls Series
Heist Society Series