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I'm excited to announce that I am now represented by Linda Epstein at the Emerald City Literary Agency.

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In fall, 2015, I had poems published in the September, October, and November/December issues of Ladybugmagazine, as well as a poem in the September issue of High Five.

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I am thrilled and honored to have wonthe 2014 Barbara Karlin grant
for picture book writing. Thank you, SCBWI!

Carrie Finison
...............................children's writer

About Me

I’ve always loved to read and knew I wanted to find a way to work with words. For about 15 years, I worked in educational publishing first as an editor and content writer and then as a producer of educational software products at Tom Snyder Productions/Scholastic. These wonderful, creative jobs involved a lot of writing for both students and teachers, but they left me with little creative energy for my own writing.

Like many parents, my real writing journey began when my son was born and I started reading to him. I think I looked forward to our library trips or a new magazine arriving in the mail almost more than he did. As I was reading, I’d think to myself, “I could write this.” And so I tried and found out that…I couldn’t! At least, not without a lot of practice. But I committed myself to practicing as much as I could, took some classes, read some books, and got brave enough to submit some of my work. I also found some wonderful writers nearby and joined an online critique group, The Poets’ Garage. It's great to be a part of these communities of writers.

For now, I mostly write poetry, picture books, and short stories, with a middle grade plot or two burbling around in my brain.

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