Carrie Dalby a California girl with Midwest values living in the South: a Wonderwegian. Home is where her heart is– family, books, and music. If she could name a hometown, it’d be Wonderland.
While experiencing the typical adventures of growing up, Carrie called several places in both San Diego and Santa Cruz counties “home.” In high school she began writing seriously, finishing a novel-length manuscript a year between the ages of fifteen and seventeen.
At seventeen years old, she worked part-time during the day and took night courses at the local community college four evenings a week, as well as worked on the “Writing for Children and Teenagers” correspondence course through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She graduated with an Associate in Arts and Sciences, completed the ICL study course, and had four first drafts of novels written by the time she was nineteen.
Carrie has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast since 1996, and after a break from writing during much of her twenties, she’s devoted time to the craft since 2005. She has sold several non-fiction articles that have published in national and international magazines, was elected president of Mobile Writers Guild in May of 2011 and served two terms from 2011-2013, has been the Mobile area Local Liaison for SCBWI since 2012, and volunteers with the local chapter of International Reading Association’s annual Young Author events. When Carrie is not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Two young adult novels, Fortitude (historical) and Corroded (contemporary), were published by Anaiah Press’s Surge imprint. Fortitude is listed as a “Best Books” for kids with Grateful American Foundation for its historical accuracy and being an engaging read for fifth through tenth graders.
Her current project is a historical Gothic family saga series for adults, with romance and horror elements.