About the author

Carrie Whitethorne

<p>Carrie is a mum.&nbsp; An author.&nbsp; A creator of worlds. A dreamer.&nbsp; A friend.</p><p></p><p>At her childhood home in Yorkshire, Carrie was encouraged to utilize her imagination, to see things for what they could be, and to ask the question &ldquo;what if?&rdquo;&nbsp; Her mum introduced her to worlds filled with magic: Barrie, Lewis, Tolkien, Blyton.&nbsp; That magic evolved and continued to inspire her when she discovered Rowling and Sanderson.&nbsp; They all asked the question and explored the possibilities, opening doors to new adventures that would forever change generations to come.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Even as a child, Carrie preferred creative outlets and writing.&nbsp; But as an adult, Carrie had not yet had that moment of inspiration to begin writing a novel of her own.&nbsp; That all changed one normal morning, on a normal walk to school, when a small boy slipped from the pavement and on to the road.&nbsp; There was no accident.&nbsp;No horror.&nbsp; Just a near miss that later formulated into one question:&nbsp;what if he was able to save himself?&nbsp; Fueled by this question and Carrie&rsquo;s love of fantasy, European folklore, and mythological creatures, <em>The Riftkeepers</em> emerged.&nbsp; This world answered her question.&nbsp; The series gave birth to characters that took on a life of their own, many telling continued stories in novellas and spinoffs.</p><p></p><p>When Carrie isn&rsquo;t writing and annoying her editor with endless typos, she barely sleeps, thinks about her characters, indulges in an unhealthy Facebook addiction, exploring the beauty of the Lake District as her backyard, and contemplating which she loves more: pizza or wine.&nbsp; Definitely wine. Considered to be one of the most boring people she knows, writing her own biography was a definite weakness. Her first draft was rubbish and was picked apart by friends who insisted she was funnier and far more interesting than she gives herself credit.&nbsp; She was no longer allowed to write her own biography, so she provided input.</p><p></p><p>Carrie now resides in West Cumbria with her husband and two children.&nbsp; They are her inspiration.&nbsp; Her world.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p>