Anna Carey has been a gift wrapper, face painter, nanny, horrific cocktail waitress, sofa saleswoman and children’s book editor before she became a writer—which allows her to be all of the above (and then some). She grew up in Huntington, New York, where she first developed her love of reading, writing, and young adult books, with her Babysitter’s Club obsession (thank you, Ann M. Martin!). She attended Walt Whitman High School. There she played the flute, did gymnastics, and sung the fight song “Hail to thee Walt Whitman” on a regularly basis.
It wasn’t until she attended New York University that she seriously considered writing as a career. A professor there gave her some of the best advice ever given: write every day and be patient. In those years she kept writing, reading, and looking to the city for inspiration. After working in publishing in New York, she went to the Brooklyn College MFA program, and started her first middle grade series, Sloane Sisters. The books are about four girls who must learn to be a family after their parents (quickly, and unexpectedly) get engaged.
After nearly ten years in New York, she moved to the west coast, which provided the setting for her first young adult series, The Eve Trilogy. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she can be found wandering around the Rose Bowl flea market, drawing on the massive chalkboard in her kitchen, or writing at her local Starbucks. She’s currently battling addictions to fried chicken, dance-offs, raspberry Snapple, miniatures, and karaoking “The Promise” by When in Rome.
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