Carrie Kabak is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. She is the author of an Independent Booksellers' Pick, Cover the Butter. Her essays appear in "For Keeps" and "He Said What?" (Seal Press), "Exit Laughing" (North Atlantic Books), "Faith" (Simon and Schuster), and "Dumped" (She Writes). Her second novel, Deviled Egg, is in progress.
Carrie now works as a production artist at Hallmark Cards. Her latest designs feature a collection for "The Bold and the Beautiful" TV series. Born and raised in the UK, Carrie now lives in Missouri with her husband, five sons and pets.
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I was born in Bolton in Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. I've lived in
Cefneithin and Cardiff in South Wales, Bewdley and Tenbury Wells in
Worcestershire, Leominster in Herefordshire, Ludlow in Shropshire, Solihull and
Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. And I spent some time in Southern Ireland
and France. I now live in Kansas City, Missouri and I'm here to stay! I use the
places and homes I've lived in as "backdrops" for my writing.
When someone reads one of your books for the first time, what do you hope
they gain, feel or experience?
I want emotions stirred. I want the reader to LAUGH (very important,) cry,
feel anger, be sympathetic. I want the protagonist to become the reader's
friend. And I want to make sure my writing appeals to all five senses when I
create settings. For me, writing makes all life's experiences: success,
betrayal, obsession, loss and love have a real purpose.
Your story-telling ability is very reminiscent of Maeve Binchy, who's a
master of crafting simple but heartfelt tales with a moral message. What do you
think is the moral message behind Cover The ...
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Maeve Binchy was born in a small village outside Dublin. She spent her
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