Cheryl Carpinello

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I love the Ancient and Medieval Worlds! As a retired English teacher, I hope to inspire young readers to read more through my Quest Books. Please follow me on this adventure. Hook up with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Google.


I’m a retired high school English teacher with a passion for working with kids. I've conducted Medieval Writing Workshops for elementary/middle schools and the Colorado Girl Scouts. My Arthurian Tales (Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend and Young Knights of the Round Tale: The King's Ransom) are great for reluctant readers. Along with these are the first of my stories from the ancient worlds. Both Tutankhamen Speaks and Sons of the Sphinx are set in Ancient Egypt.

Birth Place: Littleton, CO USA

Accomplishments: Writer of award-winning historical fiction for young readers and those young-at-heart. Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom and Sons of the Sphinx are Children's Literary Classics Silver Medal Winners. Tutankhamen Speak is a CIPA Merit Award winner.


The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table by Cheryl Carpinello
In Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom, three friends embark upon a quest to save their mentor accused of murder and theft.Gavin, Philip, and Bryan take the Knight’s Oath and embark on individual quests to save The Wild Man. In the end, each one faces their fears and even death in their determination not to fail. ...

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Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello
When 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena, she doesn't count on falling for him. And these two teenagers, 3,000 years apart, must battle the Pharaoh Hormeheb to restore honor to Tut's family and reunite a queen with her king....

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Tutankhamen Speaks by Cheryl Carpinello
What if it was possible to speak with those who have been dead for thousands of years? What if one of these conversations solved the greatest mystery of all time? Would you believe?...

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Behind the Scenes of The King's Ransom by Cheryl Carpinello
Ever wonder what writers do beside writing their books? An interesting look at the creative work behind author Cheryl Carpinello's The King's Ransom....

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Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend, 2011 Finalist Global EBook Awards by Cheryl Carpinello
At the age of 12, Guinevere finds herself having to make the decision of a lifetime: Will she choose wisely?...

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Short Stories

Death of Innocence
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Story of one of a multitude of children who have lost their lives, their childhood, and their family in the chaos and violence of Africa....

Arthur's Story from Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Many times, small stories are found in the material that an author must cut from a novel. Following is the story behind Arthur's visit to King Leodegrance and Guinevere....


Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 4
 by Cheryl Carpinello
These are what touched my heart from our trip to the UK in Sept. 2014....

Sneak Peek: Guinevere Book II and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #55
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Read the first pages of "Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend—Cedwyn's story and come over and check out the Kid Lib Blog Hop!...

Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 3
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall UK...

Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 2
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Glastonbury Tor and Abbey...

Building Character with Rosa from Sons of the Sphinx
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Time for Building Character in which you get to meet characters from a book. Talking to a character outside of their book is fun! Huge. Amounts. Of fun. ...

Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 1
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Manorbier Castle and the surprise that greeted me!...

2010 Colorado Children's Book Award Winners
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Looking for great reads this summer for kids?...

Dom Testa: Author and Radio Personality
 by Cheryl Carpinello
When the name Dom Testa comes up in a conversation, most people think of the host of the Dom and Jane Morning radio show on Denver’s Mix 100. However, teenagers know a different Dom Testa. He’s an awa...

Why I Chose to Write Middle Grade Fiction
 by Cheryl Carpinello
I share the reasons that I decided to write for ages 8-12, and why I chose the Middle Ages and Arthurian theme for my books....

Summer Writing Fun for Children
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Easy Ways for Kids to Practice Writing over School Breaks...


Author of the Month
 by Cheryl Carpinello
AuthorShout announces Cheryl Carpinello as it's May Author of the Month....

Sons of the Sphinx Named a Finalist!
 by Cheryl Carpinello
"Sons of the Sphinx" already the recipient of CLC's 2014 Silver Award for PreTeen/YA Fiction has been declared a Finalist in CAL's 2015 Book Awards....

Looking for a Good Introduction to Medieval Times?
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Good intro to the Medieval times....

FREE One Day Only!
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Do miss this chance to get Sons of the Sphinx eBook FREE....

Adventure Quest Books Site Launched
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Tales, Legends, & Myths from the Ancient & Medieval Worlds for MG/YA Readers all in one place....

Young Knights featured on
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom featured on Boys Read Blog....

Author Interviews
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Check out my blog for talented Middle Grade/Tween/YA authors and lots of books....

Guinevere Goes To College
 by Cheryl Carpinello
"Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" added to college honors program!...

The King's Ransom Silver Award recipient
 by Cheryl Carpinello
2012 Awards Announced...

The King's Ransom Earns Seal
 by Cheryl Carpinello
The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table) earns the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval....

The King's Ransom A Finalist
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Children's Literary Classics Announces Finalists!...

Live Internet Interview - Aug 9
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Internet Interview with Cheryl Carpinello author of Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend....

Guinevere a Finalist!
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend a finalist in CAL 2010 awards....

Free Gift Wrap before Dec. 20, 2009
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Introduce young readers to the King Arthur Legend this Christmas....

Author-Teacher Reaches Out to Reluctant Readers with King Arthur Lore
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Read an excerpt from the PDB interview with children's author Cheryl Carpinello posted....

Fun and Successful Girl Scout Workshop
 by Cheryl Carpinello
Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts enjoyed the Medieval Times Writing Workshop presented by author Cheryl Carpinello and earned their writing badges....


Longmont Library Festival Author Open House 4/18/2015
Local Colorado Authors will be talking with individuals about writing and their books....


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Home Medieval World Ancient Egypt Events Cheryl Carpinello Educators/Home School/Parents About Me I love the Ancient and Medieval Worlds! As a retired English teacher, I hope to inspire young readers to read more through my Quest Books.

The Quest Books
We are the Quest authors: Cheryl Carpinello (United States), Fiona Ingram (South Africa), and Wendy Leighton-Porter (Abu Dhabi) Please browse our pages and get to know us. Visit "About The Quest Books" to see what we're about. Between us, we have a fabulous selection of adventure books for Middle Grade readers, YA readers, and Young-at-Heart readers.

Carpinello's Writing Pages
Interviews with Children/Tweens/YA authors with a little bit of writing thrown in. Explore new books. Discover new authors. Uncover pieces of an author's life. All with a focus on getting Young Readers to read and write more.

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Please visit my other sites: Carpinello's Writing Pages where I interview childrens/MG/Tween/YA authors; and The Quest Books where I've teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find all of our Ancient and Medieval Quest books in one place.

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