Carrie Mac has read a million books, and happily sat at the feet of a legion of storytellers. She has been making things up for as long as she can remember. She wants to hear all the stories and read all the books and meet all the storytellers and see all the places, but that would take a thousand lifetimes, and so she writes in her little corner, telling the stories within reach, and wanders too–talking to people and watching the world as she goes.
Carrie Mac knows how to work a crowd of kids. Whether it’s pulling them in with a gory story from her days of being a paramedic that she fictionalized to include in her work, a tale from her global adventures that sparked the story for a novel, or from her own life as a Queer outsider growing up weird and in a dangerous home, aspects of which she often gives her characters, because she writes novels that SHE would’ve wanted to read as a teen.
After being a high school drop out, she now holds an MFA in Creative Writing — after thirteen novels, she figured, why not?– is a widow, a mama to two unschooled kids, and lives in a diverse urban neighbourhood she wouldn’t trade for anything, except the world, to travel it, come home, and travel it again. Carrie Mac is the award-winning author of thirteen novels, most recently Wildfire, published by Knopf in 2020.