Carol Lynch Williams

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Carol Lynch Williams is a PEN Award–winning author of more than a dozen books and a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program. Carol facilitates the children’s writing conferences at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University. She lives in Utah with her family. Visit her at CarolLynchWilliams.com.

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Books by this Author

Messenger
Signed, Skye Harper
Waiting
Glimpse

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THE CHOSEN ONE: Carol Lynch Williams podcast

A poignant and memorable story following a young girl trapped in a brutal, polygamist community as she searches for escape.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Treat people right and serve them.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My daughters . . . especially Kyra, who is typing this right now. They make me laugh.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. No! Please. I'm begging you. I'm just sayin'. Stop fighting. Put away your cell phone, now! I love you.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Ew, no thank you. I'm staying where I am. I think too much for some of these questions. *note* See greatest flaw above.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. An actress (see Wolverine comment above). A model. The voice-over you hear in the grocery store ("Clean-up on aisle seven, Mark. Thank you!"). Sexy Librarian who gets to tell people about books and read but doesn't have to shelve anything. I'd also like to be the lady who holds all the new babies and gives them hugs and kisses after they are born {and cleaned off}.

Author Voices

September 02, 2010

UK S&S

I am so excited that I have a book published in ENGLAND! I lived in England for a couple of years when I was very, very little. I was quite cute then, much shorter and had curly blond hair. I remember having a little red wagon. I really hope that the UK readers will love and embrace Kyra’s story.

WRITING THE CHOSEN ONE
For me, a good story is something that I feel emotionally connected to. That’s the story I want to write. If I’m angry at an idea, or laughing over it, or weeping at it, then I will probably want to put pen to paper. And the thing that I most love about writing is making things appear out... see more

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