Carol Lynch Williams

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Carol Lynch Williams grew up in Florida but now lives in Utah with her husband and seven children. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and helped develop the conference on Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers at Brigham Young University.

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Messenger
Signed, Skye Harper
Waiting
Glimpse
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THE CHOSEN ONE: Carol Lynch Williams podcast

A poignant and memorable story following a young girl trapped in a brutal, polygamist community as she searches for escape.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Treat people right and serve them.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. If I could only get one thing, it'd have to be the toffee in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Because after he ate that, it was all he craved. And I'm always craving good food, and I don't want to have to pick just one. The End.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My anxiety/depression. But I also think that helps me as a writer, so I can't really count it. But I'm going to . . . so there.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being with my daughters, all of us laughing, getting along, having something wonderful to eat, and something terrific to read. :) And we might watch

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness, a good sense of humor  (and of course a terrific dancer)

Author Voices

September 02, 2010

UK S&S

I am so excited that I have a book published in ENGLAND! I lived in England for a couple of years when I was very, very little. I was quite cute then, much shorter and had curly blond hair. I remember having a little red wagon. I really hope that the UK readers will love and embrace Kyra’s story.

WRITING THE CHOSEN ONE
For me, a good story is something that I feel emotionally connected to. That’s the story I want to write. If I’m angry at an idea, or laughing over it, or weeping at it, then I will probably want to put pen to paper. And the thing that I most love about writing is making things appear out... see more

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