Carrie was born in Ontario and grew up in Cape Breton. A life-long love of words and word play earned her the nickname ‘Vocabulary Carrie’ in high school and she once dreamed of a career in journalism. Following university, she married, had two children and eventually settled in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where she currently resides.
Employed at Halifax Public Libraries as a Library Assistant for the past 25 years, Carrie has been bringing her love of literature to children through stories, puppet shows and general zaniness for many years.
In her free time, Carrie can be found lounging in her back yard garden chair catching up on her reading, supervising never-ending renovations, or boating the waters of Halifax, trying to find Pirates and adventure.
Her picture book, The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate, co-authored with Jackie Halsey, was published by Nimbus in 2008.