Caryn Caldwell writes the kind of YA novels she loved to stay up late reading as a teen – lots of mayhem, humor, and, of course, romance. She’s been crafting stories since childhood (when she regularly rescued her Barbies from imagined peril), through her teen years (when she wrote depressing poetry for fun), and into adulthood (when she discovered that writing books was more enjoyable than housework).
She has been an English teacher, librarian, and white water rafting guide, and is currently a stay-at-home mom to a toddler who is kind enough to nap every afternoon so she can write. She lives in the southwestern U.S. with her husband, daughter, two cats, countless books, and an ever-expanding collection of toys.
Caryn is a member of SCBWI and RWA, and is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen & Ink, A Literary Studio. When she’s not busy writing novels (or, occasionally, avoiding writing novels), she’s been known to blog, Tweet, play around on Facebook, and take photos.
Questions? Contact Caryn. If you’re not a spammer, she’ll even e-mail you back. (Wow, isn’t technology wonderful?) You can stay updated in other ways, too – friend Caryn, subscribe to her RSS feed or sign up for e-mail updates. She likes it when you do that. She told me so.
Photo by Rebecca Gostlin