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Carrie is the author of multiple books in LGBTQ+ fiction.

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Two-time Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year finalist.

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The Lights
ISBN 13: 9781386370680

At first they were beautiful. Then the killings began.

It’s winter break and Molly Monroe is content to enjoy her town’s annual Festival of Lights with her girlfriend Chelsea at her side. But almost immediately after the lights go up, the town’s children begin to act strangely, especially Molly’s own brother, Roger. When their next-door neighbors are killed in a grisly double homicide, Molly begins to suspect the incidents are linked. Now she must convince her parents and the rest of the town to take down the Christmas lights before everyone gets killed.

Available from all major booksellers!

Past Imperfect
ISBN 13: 978-1-945053-68-9Past Imperfect cover

The gripping sequel to In the Present Tense (the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award winner for Science Fiction).

Now on the run from the corporation that turned him into a lab experiment, Miles finds himself in a fight for his life while trying to sort out the complicated relationships with his ex-boyfriend Adam, whom he still loves, and his wife Ana, whose allegiance he cannot trust. While Ana searches for answers about her husband’s disappearance, she struggles with her budding feelings for Miles’s best friend Darius.

Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Bethany Carter is on the run from her past—an adolescence spent in the same institution that trapped Miles—and her present—untreated, the schizophrenia that causes her to time travel sends her into unpredictable bouts of paranoia. As their lives become more intertwined, Dr. Branagan, the man who made both Miles and Bethany’s lives a living hell at Longleaf Retreat, will stop at nothing to continue his research, even if it means destroying its subjects in the process.

Available from Interlude Press, Amazon and all major booksellers.

Grrrls on the Side

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A Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award Winner for Young Adult Fiction and a Bisexual Book Awards Finalist for Teen/Young Adult Fiction. A 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist for Best Cover Design Fiction.

The year is 1994 and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high school. When she picks up a zine at a punk concert, she finds an escape—an advertisement for a Riot Grrrl meet-up.

At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.

Available from Duet Books (Interlude Press), Amazon, Target and wherever books are sold.

In the Present Tense
ISBN 13: 978-1-941530-78-8PresentTenseCover

In the Present Tense received the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award for Science Fiction and was also a finalist for Book of the Year in the LGBT category.

Miles Lawson goes to sleep dreaming of a future with his boyfriend Adam, but wakes to find he is married to Ana, an acquaintance from high school. When he learns he has been time traveling, Miles is consumed with finding a cure for his rare condition—and finding his first love.

Traveling more frequently, Miles assembles the puzzle pieces of his life and, in doing so, alienates his wife. As he loses control, Miles must realize that sometimes fixing your past mistakes means changing your future. But will he be able to convince Adam he is telling the truth before it’s too late?

Available from Interlude Press and major booksellers.

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ISBN 13: 978-1-941530-04-7

If graphic designer Scott Parker has to design one more cupcake company logo, he might lose it. When tasked with retouching photos for a big fashion client, a stunning, lanky model mesmerizes Scott and occupies his fantasies long after the assignment is finished.

When the model is assigned to one of Scott’s projects, Scott discovers that the object of his desire is nothing like what he imagined. Despite Jamie Donovan’s aloof and dismissive behavior, Scott struggles to forge a friendship with him, all the while trying to keep his attraction at bay.

Will Jamie follow through on signals that he may be interested, or will he forever be the beautiful man in the photograph, an untouchable fantasy?

Available from Interlude Press and major booksellers.

Other books featuring my work

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Photo: Kitty Karma Books

Kitty Karma: Big Stories of the Small Cats Who Change Our Lives 
ISBN 13: 978-1775195726

This is a collaborative book with stories donated by cat rescue workers, cat sanctuary and shelter volunteers, feral colony caretakers, conscious vets, compassionate cat café owners, amazing fosters and awesome cat parents from around the world.

ALL net proceeds from book sales will go to these three incredible cat shelter charities – Il Gattaro D’aleppo, Whangamata CAT in New Zealand, and Abaykitties in Hawaii.

Visit for more information on this amazing project. Purchase this book via Amazon.

Renewal Renewal book cover
ISBN 13: 978-0998090337

Renewal is the latest book in Queer SciFi’s series of flash fiction anthologies, and my story “Allora’s Kiss” is included!

  1. (noun)
    1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or
    2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or
    3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or
    4) Rebirth after death.

Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut. Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers.

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