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Storyteller, artist,
world traveler, mother.

Carrie Knowles is an award-winning artist and author with a passport the size of a library.  Take a captivating journey into the not-so-ordinary lives of her characters across the globe.

Shifting Forward

Pour yourself a cup of tea and take a leisurely walk around Carrie’s world. Her personal essays cover a wide range of topics from vine-ripened fresh picked tomatoes, cats that can’t be trained, grey hair, multi-tasking, fashion rules, daydreaming and dozens of other wrinkles and curiosities about the everyday of life.


NOTE: Shifting Forward is a collection of the first fifty personal essays from her Psychology Today column of the same name.

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A Musical Affair

Give Emily, one of the shining stars in A Musical Affair, a standing ovation when she walks across the stage and takes a bow for Celeste.
 

A Musical Affair

Feeling inspired? Want to give writing a try? Carrie has created a step-by-step workbook that will take you from start to finish on whatever it is you want to write. A Self-Guided Workbook
and Gentle Tour on Leaning How to Write Stories from Start-to-Finish is filled with writing wit and wisdom gained from her long professional writing career and the amazing year she spent as the NC Piedmont Laureate in short fiction, conducting writing workshops with people, just like you, who had their own stories to tell.

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The Inevitable Past

Go ghost hunting with Regina as she discovers what her grandmother, the mother her father never knew, wants from her.

Black Tie Optional

In Carrie’s collection of short stories, Black Tie Optional, discover the caretakers, daughters, wives, sisters, teachers, and neighbors whose dreams lie in wait. Laugh, cry, and hold your breath for a moment while you read through the title story, hoping Jeanette will step out of her comfort zone, befriend Kevin, and in doing so, change both of
their lives.

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Black Tie Optional

In Carrie’s collection of short stories, Black Tie Optional, discover the caretakers, daughters, wives, sisters, teachers, and neighbors whose dreams lie in wait. Laugh, cry, and hold your breath for a moment while you read through the title story, hoping Jeanette will step out of her comfort zone, befriend Kevin, and in doing so, change both of
their lives.