baa-chris-pedersenChris Pedersen

Book App Author / Developer

Since conquering cancer with diet, Chris blogs about health, her heart passion, and dishes out recipes and tips to achieve optimum wellness at She is also chief enthusiast at

Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Chris’ resume includes two start-ups, marketing consulting for companies like Bank of America and Fair Isaac, technical writing, graphics design, and a gift basket business.

Published work includes “Work and Wag,” an article about dog jobs in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. Magazine (October 2010). Her dog story, “A Saving Transformation,” appears in The Dog Next Door by Revell and “Get on the Right Train” is in Inspire Trust by Inspire Press.

Chris and her husband live in the beautiful Sierra foothills in California. With two grown children and three grandchildren, Chris turned her career of writing technical material—from manuals to magazine articles—into writing fiction for children and non-fiction for adults.

Chris’ children’s books include picture book The Prisoner of Carrot Castle in digital and print. Coming in 2013, Blondilocks plus chapter book/early reader Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully.

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Book App: The Prisoner of Carrot Castle


Grab your cape and join the fun! Aiden is just an ordinary kid—loves costume play, watching clouds pass by, seeing castles in the sky… and he doesn’t like vegetables.

In “The Prisoner of Carrot Castle,” first book in the Veggie Chronicles series, Aiden’s imagination transports him to a far away place where he finds himself a prisoner in a cell made of carrots. What will he do? Must he face the angry King? Will his hate for vegetables get him in trouble? Come along and help Aiden as he tries to escape from Carrot Castle.

When Aiden gets stuck, kids play a role in helping him move ahead in his adventure. The story comes alive as the text is read. Find silly animations and sound effects as the action unfolds.

Through creative storytelling, kids learn that eating vegetables is good—it can actually help them.

Narrated by the author, Chris Pedersen, this interactive book for the iPad includes reader involvement in moving the story forward (tapping, sliding, tilting), animation, sound effects, stunning illustrations, music and games.

The Prisoner of Carrot Castle is an original story written and illustrated for the iPad. Targeted for kids 3 to 8-years-old, the story’s interaction and games help them develop fine motor skills. The app has enjoyed over 40,000 downloads worldwide since its release in 2012.

Enjoy the book with:
• “Read to Me On”—to have the story narrated.
• “Read to Me Off”—to read the story to myself.
• “Music On/Off”

Additional Features:
• Find hidden sounds and animations in the pictures
• Animation and sounds triggered by the story
• Games (one using the accelerometer) help Aiden along in his adventure
• Original artwork by Kate Jeong


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