Thanks for stopping by. I’m an author 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 since 1985. 

My brand new novel is AVA XOX. It's the third book in the trilogy about 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," and Vanity Fair calls AVA AND TACO CAT "purrfect." I hope you'll like AVA XOX -- order here Sue Grafton just wrote on Facebook: "My grandkids love the AVA WREN series."

Can you come to my book events? The next one is TODAY at Brooklyn's Book Court Sat Feb 6 at 2. Then: Towne Book Center in PA Fri Feb 26 at 4:30; Watchung in Montclair NJ Fri Mar 4; Book Culture on Columbus Wed Mar 30 at 7; and RJ Julia in Madison CT Fri Apr 14 at 4. I'd love to meet you!

For now,  you can order books, watch helpful videos, read (very!) personal essays, peruse my fun Hall of Fame photos, Like my Facebook page, Follow me on Twitter, and more. When possible, support your local bookstore--the heart of your community. Thanks!