has been painting and performing
various acts of circus baboonery
since she was a wee young girl. She
first tested her own creativity in
the human cannonball act by
projecting her sister across the
room. Her sister had to have
stitches, but Carlyn knew she was
destined for circus stardom.
Carlyn attended the University of
Massachusetts on a 4-year art
scholarship and graduated in 1995.
In 2005, Carlyn was the Grand Prize
Portfolio Winner in the Society of
Children's Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
In 2006, she was awarded a
certificate of merit in The Society
of Illustrators of Los Angeles,
Illustration West 44 Annual and she
was also the Grand Prize Portfolio
Winner in the New England, Society
of Children's Writers & Illustrators
(NEW ENGLAND SCBWI) portfolio
In 2008, Who put the B in the
Ballyhoo? was the Golden Kite Honor
Book for Illustration.
Currently, Carlyn lives in
Lynnfield, MA with two ferocious
cats, her stunt double baby girl and
her famous Strongman husband.
Want to be a circus star? Contact
Carlyn for author visits, comments
or circus related inspiration.
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