Librarian, storyteller, teacher and writer, Carrel has published in magazines for adults and children. She has co-authored and illustrated three educational activity books. She has taught Writing Children’s Literature at the University of New Orleans for fifteen years. She has been active in the local and national Catholic Library Association, serving on the Regina Medal Award Committee for six years. She has received the 2000 SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor Award in fiction for her story “Thornbush” in Cricket. She has been speaker at many conferences and has done school presentations.
Carrel loves doing storytelling with creative dramatics. She does yoga often and bakes bread sometimes. She is learning to paint with watercolors. And, she is the proud mother of one son, who is a Rhodes Scholar.
Member since 1978
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