Yes, there is an “About Carrie” page on my website, but it’s a general overview relating mostly to my publishing career. I figured the first month of the year would be a good time to reintroduce myself and give more insight and details to make it easier to find out more of what you’re interested in.
The most personal information on that biography page is the line:
When Carrie’s not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Obviously, I love reading and writing, plus bookish things. I’m a book collector (more about that below) and I’ve been a homeschooling mom for a dozen years. I knit sporadically–most often when watching TV/movies, which is rare. The last concert I attended was two years ago this month, but I did try to go to a live event at least twice a year before things went sideways.
Here’s a visual I created a few months back with a couple more fun facts. Keep scrolling to learn the details.
I’ve been in Mobile, Alabama, for a quarter of a century, but I’m still not considered local–and the summer humidity is as oppressive as ever.
Most of my stories (novels, shorts, etc.) are historical Southern Gothic, but I have written other things. For example, be on the lookout for news about my contemporary coming-of-age novel being brought back into print.
I love “treasure hunting”, which is what I call trips seeking vintage/antique books. I go to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets, used bookstores, and more to add to my collection. I try to focus on my favorite authors (who write books that make me cry), but I have been known to adopt mid-century novels just for their pulpy cover art. I post my new finds and random collection photos on my Instagram account. On Instagram, I also share all things Mobile like architecture and nature photos, typically relating to my books. This time of year, you’ll see several camellia pictures.
My fandoms! I’ve been called a geek, and that’s fine with me. I’m on Twitter, which I use primarily for current information about my Marvel favorites (Thor and Daredevil), plus some C.S. Lewis related quotes and news, among other things. Of course, I’ll also tweet about my books and such.
I will also share bits of my Marvel Comics collection on Instagram, but that’s not something I share on my Facebook page, though I will post something like this visual on FB because Stan Lee was a creative genius and inspiration to the end of his life.
In closing, besides this blog (and don’t forget my monthly newsletter), you can find me on various social media sites, with certain focuses on each one. There are also private Facebook Groups I host/co-host. Dalby’s Darklings is where I post lots of exclusive and sneak peek things, plus host online discussions for my new releases. POSSESSED: Timeless Gothic Reads group is where I discuss all things Gothic literature with Gothic readers and writers from around the world. Gothic romance, horror, Southern, classics, family saga–we cover it all.
Find me where it works best for you. Questions and comments are always welcome through any of these options.