Carolyn Clare Givens is a displaced Northerner exploring the foreign ways of the South. She works in communications and the arts at New City Church in North Carolina and does freelance editing and writing. Carrie lives in Charlotte with her two literary cats, Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. She has previously bumped around the world, both as a missionary kid and adult. Carrie has been part of the publishing process on more than 30 books, including the first edition of her own middle-grade chapter book, The King's Messenger. She’s the author of Rosefire, published by Bandersnatch Books in 2021.