Caryn Caldwell PortraitHi! I’m Caryn Caldwell. I write middle grade and young adult novels full of humor, mayhem, and adventure — the kind I always loved to read as a kid and teen. I’ve been crafting stories since childhood (when I regularly rescued my Barbies from imagined peril), through my teen years (when I wrote depressing poetry for fun), and into adulthood (when I discovered that writing books was more enjoyable than housework). My books are repped by the fabulous Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary.

I also take photos. Lots of them. (It’s kind of an obsession.)

I live in the Utah desert with my husband, daughtertwo cats, a pair of guinea pigs, and an ever-expanding collection of books. During the summers I try to avoid the heat; the rest of the year I teach library skills to an enthusiastic flock of elementary students. As long as I can still get some reading and writing in each day, all is well.

When I’m not busy writing, hiking, working, or taking photos, I’ve been known to play around on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Questions? Contact me. If you’re not a spammer, I’ll even e-mail you back. (Isn’t technology wonderful?)

Literary Representation: Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media.
Profile photos: Heather Clark of Heather Clark Photography.