Carrie's living her own happily ever after (with the inevitable ups and downs that go with it!) with her kids, husband, and dogs in the Pacific Northwest, working full time in healthcare, and always wishing the laundry would fold itself. When she’s not rocking the world of romantic fiction, she’s exploring the outdoors, travelling (or wishing she was), hanging out with her amazing family, or, quite frankly, she’s a total introvert and you can usually find her curled up in front of the fire or in the hammock with a romance novel.
Writing romance is Carrie’s not-so-guilty pleasure. She believes in writing genuine and strong characters, promoting positive ideals, that love and happily ever afters are for everyone, kindness is humanity, and she cannot resist a zinging romance.
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Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
At the eager, oh-so-awkward age of 12, I wrote my first short story about a lawyer defending a wrongly-accused man. I was a huge John Grisham fan at the time (still am), and was inspired. I still remember by teacher's comment, encouraging me to develop the story into a complete novel. I never finished the novel, but the short story became the definitive start of my passion for fiction-writing.
What is your writing process?
Insomnia is an incredibly common complaint. Not for me. I love going to sleep, because I write stories in my head as I fall asleep. Each story becomes increasingly developed after a month or so, then I fire up the laptop and start solidifying those ideas.
Soothing sunrises, battling the forces of nature, exploring the rugged Pacific Northwest, and sharing a pitcher at Ahab's Pub.
Foothills is the ideal small town to find yourself. And, fall for the person you probably shouldn't... but just can't resist.
The McAllister siblings seem to attract trouble... but not without sizzling romance that'll make your toes curl and your brain go all fuzzy.
Set in the cozy town of Seaview, Maine, A Beachside Romance Series is captivating, charming, and an ideal escape.
Second chance romances aren't just for humans. Unstoppable demon hunter, Bennett is the first to dive into the fight. But he's also the first to admit that the strategy doesn't always go his way. Especially when it comes to the vampire that got away. Immortality comes at a price, and Adair will protect her way of life tooth and nail, as she has for the last five centuries.
Astrid Edmonds takes her role as demon hunter seriously. Alongside her plucky team, she can conquer anything. Even smelly werewolves. When an intelligent feral army encroaches on Boden Connery's territory, he'll do whatever it takes to protect his pack, including calling on demon hunters for help.
Former SEAL. Warm, whiskey eyes. Irresistible grin... And, her best friend's heartbreaker brother.
Trouble is the last thing Sophie Jones needs. Ex-Navy SEAL Asher Sutherland is not the rogue he used to be, but he doesn't have a clue who he is now, either. The one thing Asher knows for sure is that he wants Sophie.
Passion and international espionage ignite in this captivating contemporary romantic suspense. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Ronan McAllister is forced into retirement from the CIA and returns to his hometown. To protect her from himself, Ronan pushes away the fairy-eyed Payson Roberts with insults and offense. But can Ronan protect Payson from the dangers of his past?
Having burned off his restless angst in the most dangerous job in the world, Chase comes home to Maine to the woman he never had the guts to ask out. An officer of the small town police department, Maddy closely protects her heart, even from the man she always loved. When Maddy’s past comes back to haunt her and threatens to crush everything she cares about, her world is turned upside down.