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Carol Snow is an American author of contemporary women’s fiction and young adult literature. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in psychology, she spent many years writing literary short stories before accepting that she couldn’t go more than a few hundred words without cracking a joke. For a time, she wrote essays about motherhood for Salon magazine but wisely stopped before her children were old enough to read.


Eventually, Snow turned her attention to crafting humorous, heartfelt stories with wider appeal, and in 2006, Berkley/Penguin published her first novel, 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 What Came First (2011), which Amazon UK chose as a best book of the month. Snow has also written four young adult novels: Switch (2008), an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers, Snap (2009), Bubble World (2013), and The Last Place on Earth (2016).  Both Switch and Bubble World were featured as Scholastic Book Club selections for middle grade and high school readers. Foreign rights to Snow's books have sold to publishers in Germany, Norway, Poland, Indonesia, and Hungary.

Carol Snow grew up in New Jersey. Much of her childhood 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 had 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 even had a short stint in local politics. Her campaign brochures were really pretty, with flawless punctuation.

Since leaving New Jersey, Carol Snow has lived all over the place: Rhode Island, London, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Utah, Arizona, France, and, now, Southern California, where she enjoys working with teens and talking to readers.


In her free time, Carol Snow spends time with her family, reads (of course), cooks, paints, and talks to her cats. Despite Google's claims to the contrary, she is not and has never been a poet.

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