Fan Fiction

Click the different tabs to read fan stories about Andi, her family, her old friends, and newly created friends! Here is a Carter family tree if you would like to keep things orderly in your stories.

Click to see a continuing list of people and places for the Circle C Adventures. If you have any questions about family, friends, dates, places, etc., feel free to ask your question in a comment on the people and places page, and I will answer it. Have fun and enjoy the stories! (There is a family tree for Taffy, as well, just below Andi's family tree.)


108 comments:

  1. Yeah! This will be so much easier! Now when I'm looking for one, it won't be difficult! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! Thanks so much! :-)

      Delete
  2. Hi! Can you please tell me what year Troy Swanson was born? (Or, how much older he is than Kate)

    Thanks so much!!!!!

    ~R.H.

    ReplyDelete
  3. How old did you have to be to court?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it depended on the part of the country, the "times," and the families themselves. So I don't think there was any set age. It varied.

      Delete
  4. Can you please maybe also make a little family tree for all the main characters? (The Gardunos, the Blakes, etc.) Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well.... Not in the near future. My grandson was doing garduno family tree but I don't know what happened there. I will ask him

      Delete
    2. Well.... Not in the near future. My grandson was doing garduno family tree but I don't know what happened there. I will ask him

      Delete
    3. Oh okay. No problem! I understand :-)

      Delete
  5. Can you please tell me all the Carter's (Elizabeth, Justin, etc.; not Daniel, Lydia, etc.) middle names?
    Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. James Thomas Carter
      Elizabeth Anne Johnson Carter
      Justin Thomas
      Chad Aaron
      Mitchell James
      Melinda Jane
      Andrea Rose

      Benjamin Paul (James' twin)
      Lydia Faith
      Daniel Paul

      Hope that took care of it . . .

      Delete
    2. Thanks so much! That's perfect :-)

      Delete
    3. thx! did not catch it at first :)

      Delete
  6. Oh and what is the color of Taffy's/Shasta's tack?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Brown. Taffy's saddle has star engraving and silver conchoes.

      Delete
  7. I love these books so much. I'm almost finished with 'The Last Ride'. I am so excited to read the next one in the series.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. u don't happen to have the rest of the Carter birthdays, do you?

      Delete
    2. I have year dates but not months . . .

      Delete
  8. What happened to Macy and Sunny?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YOu learn that at the end of Thick as Thieves. But if you mean AFTER THAT, the answer is in the upcoming book, Courageous Love. This fall.

      Delete
    2. Where in Courageous Love?

      Delete
    3. It's only a brief mention that Andi has not heard from Macy and hopes she and sunny are all right. And that Macy is not a good letter writer.

      Delete
  9. Hey Andi,will I be able to get Courageous Love by Christmas time?

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am so upset! At first it was going to come out in November, but now it is coming out in January! Grrrrr!
    But that is what happens when you have a real publisher and don't publish it yourself. I'm very disappointed. I just learned that this week.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey Andi,did you ever think about making book trailers for the Circle C Milestones?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it would be fun, and I have thought about it, but I've had no time to get back into the book-trail "business." I used to make them for the other books, but they take a lot of time to create and think up a script. I should put forth a contest for the best one-minute Milestones book trailer video and let you fans come up with some that we could all vote on, and the best one wins . . . something cool. LOL

      Delete
    2. That's a great idea! Thanks!

      Delete
  12. Andi, do you think you could make movies for your books? At least for the Long Ride Home or the Dangerous Decision.And, if you do decide to do a movie for one of your books you should post a vote!
    [Just an idea!]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have no idea how to make a movie of my books. That usually requires a professional "Hollywood" type of production. I've seen it done, and it would be super cool, but that is initiated by the production company. Say, maybe one of their kids reads the books and thinks a movie would be great. But I don't initiate that kind of thing. Sadly.

      Delete
  13. When is Andi's birthday?

    ReplyDelete
  14. May 26. It used to be May 28, but when I wrote the first book of the new Steppingstones birthday, her birthday was on a Saturday in 1877, so I had to make it work correctly. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So cool that is the day before my b-day.

      Delete
  15. What is Lydia's last name?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Carter. She's married to Benjamin Carter, Andi's uncle. I don't have her maiden name. You can make it up. :-)

      Delete
  16. I love your books, I can't wait for the fourth book of the CircleCMilestones to come out. Each book keeps me turning the pages.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm looking forward to having the book out for you fans too!
      Mrs. M
      If you're on the CCAdventures E-Newsletter, you will be the first to know when the book releases!
      You can sign up here: http://www.circlecadventures.com/Howdy.html

      Delete
  17. Are you going to have another short story contest again?
    I LOVE EVERY BOOK!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not this September-January, but NEXT September (2017) I will start up a new "trio" of CCA short-story writing contests. If you are on the E-newsletter list or follow Andi's blog, you will sure to hear about it! Taking a year off will give fans a chance to know what they're missing . . . LOL

      Delete
  18. Hey Andi what is your next book about?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The next book is Courageous Love and you can read the first two chapters here!
      www.CircleCMilestones.com as well as a summary so you can find out what it is about. :-)

      Delete
  19. How often does the newsletter come?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well . . . it varies. I send it out if I've got something worth sharing. :-)
      Maybe 4 times a year?

      Delete
  20. Is there a word limit for fan fiction stories?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Around 3,000 words, as that's all I have time for (to read and format). But some have submitted longer stories in parts. I'm open, but in general that's the word count.

      Delete
    2. Okay, thanks!

      Delete
  21. I was wondering if you would make trailers for the Milestones. It would be totally amazing! Please consider.

    ~Ella

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have it on my "to do" sometime down the road, along with . . . Audio books!
      I have somebody doing the Goldtown Adventures right now. And they are interested in doing all of my books.

      Delete
  22. I loved Courageous Love, it is my new favorite book in the series. It was very good.
    I was wondering if there is going to be another series.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe someday, but not in the near future. I've been working on a younger Andi series (parents' request), so anything in a grownup Andi's life would be a long time coming. But a lot of fans have suggested many, many thing over on Andi's main blog. Glad you enjoyed Courageous Love!

      Delete
  23. What is Aunt Rebecca's middle name?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Does Rosa have a brother? If so, what's his name?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it's Joselito, he's in Long Ride Home. He's also in heartbreak trail, though just mentioned her and there.

      Delete
  25. Is Andi named after her grandmother? I couldn't help but notice her name is Andrea too.
    Leah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep. In The Last Ride it's stated that she is named for her two grandmothers: Andrea Rose

      Delete
    2. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I forgot I made a comment! I can't keep track of them. Thank you Caleigh and Mrs. M!:)
      Leah

      Delete
  26. Could you do a family tree on Riley's family?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably not. I have way too many other things on my "plate" right now. :-)
      Maybe someday.

      Delete
  27. Hi do you think you will right another book in the Circle C Adventures books they are my favourite!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Okay
    dose Chad enjoy reading?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not as much as his brothers. He would rather be outside...

      Delete
  29. with the short story competition can you go over 2,500 words? or does it have to be that amount
    thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please try to stay within the word count out of consideration for the judges. If you go over 50 or 100, is but the end of the world. 😀 But if it's too far over I will probably send it back and ask you to cut out words before I send the story to the judges. Thanks!

      If your story is really over the amount, you can ask to be bumped up to the next age category, since the 14-17 word count is 3500.

      Delete
  30. I know you said a published, Hollywood movie was too farfetched for now, but do you think you could make a movie on your own? You could take the people you used for book covers, have them practice acting out what each of the characters they represent in the book (such as the girl you have on the cover as Andi acting as Andi), and then record them. You could either put it on YouTube or on "Andi Carter's Blog". Are you able to do that--and do you understand what I'm saying? Perhaps you could be Elizabeth Carter or Aunt Rebecca ;). I know I'd watch any Andi Carter show! Maybe you could even do 24 minute episodes instead of a movie, or make a chapter of your book into a 10 minute long show. (You know, I'm just brainstorming, but a movie WOULD be exciting!) Thanks for your time in reading this. God bless you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh. Wow. There are dozens and dozens of road blocks to doing this sort of thing (although I love your enthusiasm). I am an author. I am not a filmmaker. I don't even have a video camera, and the Andi on the old book covers is now 29 years old, married, has two kids, and lives in Arkansas (across the country from me).

      It's possible my grandkids could make a movie . . . there are enough of them to fill most of the roles, LOL, but they have nothing to film it with either, and that's not "their thing."

      My two youngest sons were very involved in movies their friend made. It took days to film. Then Michael (their friend) spent hours and hours editing, sound effects, etc. Those kids are all grown up now too. And I don't even have access to horses any longer.

      Fun idea, but probably not going to happen. Sorry!

      Delete
  31. How early can I start the 2018 story writing contest Mrs. M? I wanted to know because I already started writing a story and don't want to have to write a whole short story and then write another one.������

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops, sorry about that! I tried to use emojis on my comment and instead they came up as question marks:)
      Leah



      Delete
    2. You may start and send your story any time you want. 😉

      Delete
    3. All right! Thank you, Mrs. M!

      Delete
    4. What age category will you be entering? If it's 10-13 there will be two Leahs entered! :)

      Delete
    5. Cool! I'm going to be in that group(I'm 13).

      ~Leah

      Delete
  32. Could you make a family tree for Taffy's "family?" Just a suggestion that I thought would be fun:) The younger kids would love it. (like the Beginners and Stepping Stones). The older kids(like me) would like it too. I don't know if you have time to do it, but like I said, just a suggestion:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sorry, I wrote the comment above. (I forgot to put my name on it:)

      Leah

      Delete
    2. Yes, I put up the family tree for Taffy. I will also put it on Photo Friday this Friday. :-)

      Delete
    3. Yes! Thank you so much for doing this! It looks really nice:)

      Delete
  33. I'm reading Heartbreak Trail and doing the literature study for it. I'm thinking Toledo might be Troy:) Is he?

    ~Leah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, Toledo is too young to be Troy Swanson, the father of Levi, Betsy, and Hannah. Besides, if he was, Levi would have recognized him at once. Toledo is only about 19 years old. Enjoy the study!
      Mrs. M

      Delete
    2. Okay, thank you!

      Delete
  34. Why doesn't the jigsaw link work right, Mrs. M? I've tried it a few times and it still didn't work. Thank you!

    ~Leah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You mean over on the CCA site? I just tried it and it works fine. :-)

      Delete
    2. Yes, it must be my iPad, it doesn't have a flash drive. Thank you though!

      ~Leah

      Delete
  35. Mrs. Marlow, I just wanted to tell you that I hope you know how much you're appreciated for all you do. Your books are beyond terrific, and I have collected most all of them in paperback, including the whole Goldtown series. I love each and every one, and I hope to someday be as just as good an author as you are. Thanks so much for publishing such wonderful books.
    May God bless you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I'm glad I can make a difference in your life! Write on!
      Mrs. M

      Delete
  36. Hey Mrs. M! I've got a question. Do you actually have to scan your entry form for the contest or can you just take a picture of it?

    ~Leah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A picture is fine. Just so I get it somehow. :-)

      Delete
  37. Are you going to add the 'rest' of the Carter family to the family tree (Justin's wife and kids, Chad's wife, Melinda's husband, and Riley)??? :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe... If I get a chance. Thanks for the reminder. 😉

      Delete
  38. What is Lucy's second child's name Mrs. M

    ~Leah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Andrea Grace (from Circle C Milestones). They call her Gracie

      Delete