About Me


365 Days to Alaska is my first book, but my short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines. Like most writers, I could never make a living writing fiction, so over the years I’ve worked a variety of jobs. In fact, I tried pretty much anything someone would hire me to do. I’ve fried fast-food burgers, cleaned offices, put together nail files in a factory, planted morning glories for a biology-department experiment, worked in libraries, bookstores, academic departments, and offices, done computer technical support, and written software documentation. I was a great babysitter and a terrible, terrible waitress. Nowadays I am lucky enough to spend my days looking after my family and writing fiction. I live with my husband, my son, and our scrappy cat, Barnaby, in the New Jersey suburbs.


I like to read, cook, watch movies, do handicrafts, garden, and spend time outside. I get much enjoyment and entertainment from watching the surprising variety of wildlife that moves through our yard—everything from funnel-web spiders to turkey vultures and Eastern coyotes, all of it less than 20 miles from New York City. I am represented by the marvelous Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency. The art on this website was done by talented artist and web designer Sam Kimball-Sperberg. You can find me online at the links below.


—Cathy Carr


About Me


365 Days to Alaska is my first book, but my short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines. Like most writers, I could never make a living writing fiction, so over the years I’ve worked a variety of jobs. In fact, I tried pretty much anything someone would hire me to do. I’ve fried fast-food burgers, cleaned offices, put together nail files in a factory, planted morning glories for a biology-department experiment, worked in libraries, bookstores, academic departments, and offices, done computer technical support, and written software documentation. I was a great babysitter and a terrible, terrible waitress. Nowadays I am lucky enough to spend my days looking after my family and writing fiction. I live with my husband, my son, and our scrappy cat, Barnaby, in the New Jersey suburbs.

I like to read, cook, watch movies, do handicrafts, garden, and spend time outside. I get much enjoyment and entertainment from watching the surprising variety of wildlife that moves through our yard—everything from funnel-web spiders to turkey vultures and Eastern coyotes, all of it less than 20 miles from New York City. I am represented by the marvelous Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency. The art on this website was done by talented artist and web designer Sam Kimball-Sperberg. You can find me online at the links below.

—Cathy Carr


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