Thanks for stopping by. I’m the author of 15 books and have been the "Dear Carol" advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. My first book, GIRLTALK: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, came out in a dozen languages and has been in print for three decades! Come see me at Carle Place Barnes & Noble at 7 PM in Long Island, N.Y. 

My newest novel is AVA XOX -- order Indie or Amazon. It's the third diary of fifth grader Ava Wren. The New York Times says AVA AND PIP is "a love letter to language" and "perfectly captures the complexities of sisterhood."  Vanity Fair calls AVA AND TACO CAT "purrfect." Sue Grafton told her Facebook fans: "My grandkids love the AVA WREN series." Ava says YAY!

Please poke around to watch helpful videos, read personal essays, peruse my fun Hall of Fame photos, Like my page on Facebook, and Follow me on Twitter. When possible, support your local bookstore or buy Indie.   Whether you to go to stores or libraries or go to Amazon, thank you for putting books in the hands of kids! I love turning kids into readers. It might even be my mission!

I love visiting schools in person and by Skype. Check out this "Skype Moment of the Week" and "Publishers Weekly Photo of the Day"! I can also give talks en español. Sí Sí Sí! Oh and what happens in Vegas should be shared: AVA AND PIP just won the 2016 Nevada Young Readers' Award! It's also up for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award in Minnesota! Fingers crossed!