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

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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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm a fantastic dancer, and I'm not just kidding.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I think Wolverine is very good looking.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Wasted time. Or that I never made it as a country and western singer. Or that I didn't meet John Cusack when I was thin and beautiful. My life is full of regrets. Thanks for asking this question. Hmmmm.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My anxiety/depression. But I also think that helps me as a writer, so I can't really count it. But I'm going to . . . so there.

Author Voices

September 02, 2010


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.

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