Carol’s debut novel, Radio Girl, is about a New Jersey girl who lands a job at CBS Radio in New York, only to become entangled in Orson Welles’s 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, which sent thousands into a panic across the country, and is thought by many to have been the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American public. The book comes out in late summer 2013, in time for the 75th anniversary of the original broadcast.
Carol is also the author of Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer (FSG, 2009), a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt, and she will have another picture book, Not Very Scary, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, available in 2014. She says her next novel is set in a railroad circus in 1879, during the heyday of the American circus.
Carol received her Master’s Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts (2008). She grew up in a small town in the crook of Michigan’s “thumb.” Now she writes, dabbles at playing ukulele, and knits in Arlington Heights, Illinois.