Creative Writing and Literary Arts
MA, UCLA; BA, Penn State
Carolyn submitted her first story at age 15, to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, about a doll whose eyes popped open when you left the room. She went on to write many poems about her soul, and in college wrote a handful of short stories, including one about a strange mystical place called Rain Village, which would later become her first novel. She has lived in New York where she worked for an engineering firm and then a think tank in addition to various freelance work. When she is not writing she is working on many additional projects as well as teaching at UAA.
| ||Mermaids: A special issue of Faerie Magazine|
| ||The Fairest of Them All|
In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after. In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel's beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to her tower and they spend an afternoon of passion together, but by nightfall the prince must return to his kingdom, and his betrothed. Now King, he weds his intended and the kingdom rejoices when Snow White is born. Rapunzel waits in her tower trying to mend her broken heart. The king too, is haunted by his memories, but after his queen's mysterious death, he is able to follow his heart into the darkness of the forest. But can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the castle and be the innocent beauty he remembers?
| ||The Next Full Moon|
Ava is on the brink of her twelfth birthday, and her crush, Jeff, is most definitely taking notice of her. Everything is going beautifully. Until Ava starts to grow feathers--all over her shoulders, arms, and back. Horrified, mortified, and clad in a turtleneck, she hides out in her bedroom, missing her dead mother and worrying about the summer, and the rest of her freakish life...
| ||Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale|
Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Magrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war.One gloomy, windswept morning she witnesses a glittering mermaid emerge from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that he is not only a prince, but also the son of her father's greatest rival. Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the change to win his heart...
| ||Godmother: A Secret Cinderella Story|
Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment. But Lil has an intriguing secret. Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings--the only key to who she once was: the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince Charming.
| ||Rain Village|
Young Tessa is a diminutive girl, far too small for farm work and the object of ridicule by both her own family and the other children in their isolated Midwestern community. Years later when a stranger from one of a fabulist tale in her past shows up, Tessa risks everything to follow him to Rain Village, where she might finally discover her mentor's tragic secret.