WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF CAROLYN MARSDEN
Exciting news! My very first book, THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS, is now available through Monday for free download. Please download and help the book rise in the Amazon sales rankings. The link is below:
The New York Times:
“A fine novel for early independent readers that conveys a lot of information—about Thailand and about making friends—in a familiar kind of classroom story.”
I've always loved to write. As a teen I wrote short stories and novellas, then added poetry when I was in my twenties. When I started to write for children after my own children were born, I developed a genre of my own-- rather short, multicultural and historical fiction set all over the world. Lately, I've been experimenting with genres that don't come naturally to me, but which I find exciting. I just completed a draft of a YA fantasy set in 16th century Thailand. I'm also hard at work (very hard at work!) on a YA sci fi that takes place in the far future. Both these projects have stretched me as a writer.
SOME NEW ART!
MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE: How I Became a Writer
Exploding volcanoes! Harrowing escapes! Ouija Boards and Gong Gong on Jupiter. UFOs, auras, and fairies. Jules Verne’s submarine, under the sea and on Mars. The Beatles as a Communist plot. And the way all of this led to my resplendent writing career.
THE CREATION PROCESS
As I began MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE, I tumbled into the unknown. With big pieces of paper, scraps of this and that, found objects, cheap paint, and glue, I set out to write and illustrate my odyssey. I loved the trial-and-error, the feeling of free fall. What I created made me laugh.
HOW TO GET IT
MEXICO, JUPITER, SUBMARINE is now available in the i-Books for your Apple device.
Please look below for helpful links including my e-mail and the teacher's guide for my Candlewick books.