ABOUT CARRIE PEARSON
Co-Regional Advisor, SCBWI-Michigan. Author of A WARM WINTER TAIL, released fall 2012 by Arbordale Publishing. A companion book, A COOL SUMMER TAIL, released spring 2014 also by Arbordale. Author of WHEN CUBA CAME TO MARQUETTE, Michigan History Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2010. Recipient of an SCBWI-sponsored Work of Outstanding Promise (WOOP) grant in 2013 for a new nonfiction project. Grand Prize Winner, SCBWI-MI Picture Book Mentorship Competition 2007 with Newbery Award author Lynne Rae Perkins for LIZZY AND THE TWISTED SISTERS. Freelance writer for Northern Initiatives business consulting/financing organization. BA early childhood education, University of Michigan. Former teacher then director of university-owned early childhood center, former business development director for international corporate finance company. Former associate director of development for University of Rochester Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. Former development officer, Marquette General Health Systems.
I’m a wife, mom, daughter, friend, athlete, entrepreneur, community volunteer, and children’s book author. Woven between all of the roles I play in life is my love for writing. I’m passionate about words on paper and the impact they make on people–both large and small–who read them.
My mission is to write memorable children’s books–the kind of books that resonate, get stuck in your head, make you look at the everyday in a new way, or give you a contagious belly laugh. That’s what I call memorable. My writing and reading interests are at the intersection of fiction and nonfiction — that sweet spot that makes you say, “Hmmm. I didn’t know that!”