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Caela Carter

Biography

Caela Carter

Caela Carter is an author who writes contemporary, realistic fiction for young adults.
 
Her first book, ME, HIM, THEM AND IT was published by Bloomsbury in 2013 and her second book (currently untitled) will be published in June 2014, also by Bloomsbury.
 
As a girl, Caela was, at times, a runner, a swimmer, a writer, a failure, a succeeder, an actress, a singer, but she was always, always a reader. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Basking Ridge, New Jersey and read almost everything the Basking Ridge Public Library had to offer in her middle school years. She graduated from Ridge High School.Caela Carter
 
At the University of Notre Dame, Caela took creative writing classes every semester, fell in love with football, and graduated in 2004 with a double major in English and Philosophy. She then earned a Masters in Education in 2006, also at Notre Dame. Caela spent six years teaching, four years of them at Chicago Jesuit Academy, where she fell in love with teens and with fiction for teens.
 
In 2010, Caela moved to New York to pursue her lifelong dream of being a writer. She attended the MFA Program in Writer for Children at The New School where she met a group of classmates that helped solidify the dream into a reality. She graduated in 2012 and her first book came out nine months later!

Caela Carter

Books by Caela Carter

by Caela Carter - Social Issues, Sports, Women's Fiction
Grace lives and breathes gymnastics --- but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough. Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life...and a secret that could ruin everything. Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away. Wilhelmina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter what. Monica is terrified. Nobody believes in her --- and why should they? By the end of the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, some of these girls will be stars. Some will be going home with nothing. And all will have their lives changed forever.
by Caela Carter - Youth Fiction
Right before they started high school, Colette’s best friend, Sadie, dumped her. Three years later, Colette is still lonely. Then Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, and Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.