Caroline Carlson

New Digs, and an Interview

If you’ve found me here, you’ve already noticed that I’m moving into my new home, carolinecarlsonbooks.com. (Sort of a mouthful, I know. But carolinecarlson.net will get you here, too, if you prefer it.) I’ll be sprucing things up and putting together a new look for the site as the release date for Magic Marks the Spot approaches, but for now, I hope you’ll enjoy my circa-2001 web design skills.

Many years ago (like about 5), when I worked as an editor at a textbook development company, I was overcome with jealousy when my coworker Shoshana Flax left the company to pursue an MFA in writing for children at Simmons College. When Shoshana left, I realized how desperately I wanted to do exactly the same thing, and a few years later, I earned an MFA of my own. In addition to being an amazingly talented poet, writer, editor, and bookseller, Shoshana is also a blogger, and I’m interviewed today on her blog. Please visit Walk the Ridgepole to learn a little bit more about my path to publication, and stick around for her excellent book reviews, interviews, and thoughts about the world of children’s lit.

 

7 Comments

  1. I’ve heard great things about Simmons (and Hollins)! I’m only just starting VCFA and I am already looking for a degree in children’s literature afterward. How demented is that? It must be the excitement of it all, guess!

    • And by another I meant in addition to VCFA, only an MA program. I’ll probably be too wiped out in two years to even contemplate it, though.

      Loved your interview–Can’t wait for your book!

    • Linda, I agree! If I had infinite time & resources, I’d love to get an MA in children’s literature–but for now I’m enjoying reading Leonard Marcus’ excellent book about the history of the field, along with Dear Genius (collected letters from Ursula Nordstrom to her authors and illustrators).

      • I’m reading Dear Genius, too! It’s really good. Which Leonard Marcus book are you reading? I met him last year when he came to Random House to sign the Annotated Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary edition and I’ve been meaning to read his other books.

        • Now wondering if you meant Minders of Make Believe, which I just ordered from Amazon!

          • Yes, that’s the one! I’m only about halfway through (and had to put it down because other things got in the way) but it’s really interesting and, as with all of his stuff, well written.

            My favorite Marcus book is The Wand in the Word–interviews with a bunch of fantastic children’s fantasy authors (including my VCFA advisor Franny Billingsley!).

  2. I’ll have to check that one out, too! I’d love to have Franny Billingsley as my advisor. I loved Chime!

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