Some of her books have been chosen by the Junior Library Guild and have been on best-of lists. She is originally from upstate New York, but she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and speaking with high school students. She now realizes that she is Italian at heart, but Irish at heart, after a recent trip to Ireland. Carrie can be found online at www.carriearcos.com and on Twitter as @carriearcos.