As a California girl with Midwest values living in the South, Carrie Cox is a Wonderwegian. Home is where her heart is–her family, books, music, and imagination. If Carrie could name a hometown, it’d be Wonderland.
After a slow start in Kindergarten-First Grade, Carrie was an avid reader by third grade. While experiencing the typical perils of growing up, she called several places in both San Diego and Santa Cruz counties “home.” In high school she began writing seriously, finishing a novel a year between the ages of fifteen and seventeen. After several emotional high school years she decided to exit the school system a year early and drop in to junior college.
At seventeen, Carrie was working part-time during the day and taking night courses at the local college four evenings a week. She also took the “Writing for Children and Teenagers” correspondence course through the Institute of Children’s Literature. By the time she was nineteen, she graduated with an Associate in Arts and Sciences from Palomar College, completed the ICL study course, and had four first drafts of novels written.
Carrie Cox has lived on the Gulf Coast of Alabama since she was twenty. She’s been married for fifteen years and has three children ranging from a preschooler to a teenager. After a break from writing during most of her twenties, Carrie devoted time to the craft once again in 2005. She sold several non-fiction pieces and had articles published in magazines such as TALL and The Ensign.
In 2010 she began homeschooling her oldest son, who is on the autism spectrum. Her middle child began his official home eduction in 2011, and the young princess enjoys her share of work, as well.
Carrie was elected as the president of Mobile Writers Guild in May of 2011. Her current projects include a contemporary coming-of-age novel and a historical adventure, both for readers aged twelve and up. When she’s not reading, writing, browsing the children/teen sections of bookstores and libraries, or homeschooling, she can often be found knitting, laughing with her critique group friends or both.
Member since 2012
Region: Southern Breeze (Alabama/Georgia)
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