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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Signed, Skye Harper

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Treat people right and serve them.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. If I could only get one thing, it'd have to be the toffee in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Because after he ate that, it was all he craved. And I'm always craving good food, and I don't want to have to pick just one. The End.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to learn how to rollerblade. I don't have great balance. There's a whole bunch of stuff I wish I could do. I'd like to be able to stand on my hands without breaking my neck. I'd like to be able to jog, and enjoy it. I'd like to be able to cook and when I turned around the kitchen would be neat and clean. So I guess I wish i could do magic, too.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness, a good sense of humor  (and of course a terrific dancer)

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