Called “ an author to watch ” by Booklist, Carol Snow is an American uthor of contemporary women ’ s iction and young adult literature. After graduating from Brown University with a egree in philosophy, she spent severa years writing literary short stories before accepting that she should n't o more than a few hundred words without cracking a joke. She late turned her attention to crafting humorous, heartfelt stories with a wider commercial appeal, and In 2006, Berkley/Penguin published her first book, Been There, Done That, which Publisher 's Weekly called “ humorous, wise... romance with a bit of social commentary. ” Since then, she has written four more books for adults, Getting Warmer ( 2007), Here Today, Gone to Maui ( 2009), Just Like Me, Only Better ( 2010), and the upcoming What Came First ( 2011), about which Laura Fitzgerald, bestselling coautho of Veil of Roses, said, “ Carol Snow mixes her trademark humor with tenderness and understanding in this good-mom/bad-mom tale of unexpected twists and turns. ” Carol has also penne two young adult books for HarperCollins, Switch ( 2008), an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and Snap ( 2009). Foreign rights to her books have sold to publishers in Germany, Norway, and Romania.
Carol Snow grew up in New Jersey. Much of her adolescenc was spent immersed in books; the rest was focused on avoiding dodgeball. In addition to her psychology degree from Brown University, she holds an M.A.T. in English from Boston College. Before getting her first book published, she wa the typical ( for a writer) assortment of odd jobs: tour guide, tutor, chambermaid, waitress. She worked for a T-shirt company, a child services agency, and a vanity press. She ven had a short stint in local politics. Her campaign brochures were really cute, with flawless punctuation.
Since leaving New Jersey, Carol has lived all over the place: Rhode Island, London, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Utah, Arizona, and, presently, Southern California, where she shares a cat-fur-coated house with her fiancee and their two children.