Cari Ouweneel grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. She is the author of the middle grade books BETWEEN, APART, and the young adult novel RUMSPRINGA. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.


  1. My 12-year-old son LOVED Between and is on the edge of his seat waiting for Apart to come out. Thanks! It's always hard to get him to read.

    Any official date when Rumspringa will be for sale?

    1. You're welcome!

      Thank you SO much for sharing! I LOVE to hear from readers and I totally get it - my son is a reluctant reader and when he is enthusiastic about a book, I am desperate for that next one to come out. Please know that I am busy working on APART.

      RUMSPRINGA is currently with a professional editor. When I get it back (mid Oct.) I will revise and then send it out to a couple of agents who were interested in my future novels. I'll see what kind of response I get, otherwise I will self publish.

      Any news on both novels will be posted on my blog which you can subscribe to and receive an email when a new post is up (check out the "Follow by email" on the right hand side bar).

      Thanks again, your comments are much appreciated!