Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get my new Novella on Amazon or come to the Book Festival

My first published novella: At Low Tide is available now on

Or... you could come to the Collingswood Book Festival on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, NJ on October 6th and pick up a signed copy. I hope to see you there!

The Payoffs of Research while Writing

Writing a book takes time and a lot of research. For my next upcoming book: Falling over the Finish Line, I wanted to set the story in not only a time that occurred 50-60 years before I was born, but also in a different part of the country. It's much easier to write what I already know, for example... present day, New Jersey.

The research and all of the new information I've learned is really interesting, so hopefully it's intriguing to the reader too. The best fiction stories draw readers in and make them feel as if they are living in the story. I want my readers to get to experience a different time and place right along with me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Right now I'm in the process of writing my new book. One of the things I love most about writing is that sometimes if I create interesting characters with enough depth, they'll tell ME the story. I won't have to force them through an outlined plot that I already predetermined.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Job Interview

I went for a job interview two weeks ago. I'm waiting to hear back from them anytime now. Please send out positive thoughts and keep your fingers crossed because this job (as an editorial assistant) is one that I really want and know I would be really good at.

I also had an interview last week and two this week, so please keep the positive thoughts coming! Although focus them on the above job first because it is an awesome opportunity.

Thank you everyone!

- Carrie

Hard At Work - Next Book being released in November

My first published novella At Low Tide is out and available on in both paperback and Kindle/iPad. Order it now, or come to the Collingswood Book Festival on October 6th between 10:00am - 4:00pm and not only buy it then, but also get it signed!

Right now I'm hard at work on my full length novel coming out in November. It's called Falling over the Finish Line. It is a story about three different families involved in the horse racing industry in Kentucky in the 1940's and 50's. I'm hoping that my readers get as involved as I am in the characters, competition, and excitement of this story. The characteristics of the people in the story are very diverse and as you read it, you feel like you're thrown into the middle of their incredulous interactions.

I have to get back to work! - Carrie

Monday, September 10, 2012


You know what feels really good? After all of the work I put into proofreading my new book for fear that something would slip by me (even though I had someone else go through and read it - which I recommend to everyone because a fresh reading from a new pair of eyes will catch things you didn't), I decided to take a break and read someone else's book - which is a best-seller - and I found a mistake in punctuation.