I am so excited to announce that Funny Girl, edited by Betsy Bird, is OUT NOW! Carmen is one of 25 female writers for children who contributed stories to the anthology. The book has already received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, who said Carmen’s story about her mother setting the bathtub on…

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Carmen’s upcoming picture book with Scholastic Press, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! We are so excited for the book to release in February and cannot wait for everyone to read it! Here is a little sneak peek at the beautiful artwork by Eugene Yelchin.

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We are so excited to let everyone know that Carmen will be kicking off the Smithsonian Libraries Art of the Book lecture series on September 15, 2016. Carmen’s lecture, My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Ave…

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We are so excited to be heading to Santa Ana, CA this weekend, July 23, 2016 (1:00 p.m.) for family story time in the Kidseum and  July 24, 2016 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) for a special lecture at the Bowers Museum, The Power of Story in a Cyber World. During her lecture, Carmen “…will discuss…

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This Saturday, April 16, 2017, Carmen will be doing two family storytelling performances at the Aurora Theatre. Join us at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. For tickets, call: 678.226.6222 or send an e-mail to: boxoffice@auroratheatre.com

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Carmen is now on Wiselike! This is a great tool where you can leave questions for Carmen to answer about writing, books, storytelling and anything else you can think of! Once you leave a question for Carmen, she will get it answered for you within a few days. You can also view all previously answered questions.…

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We’ve had an incredible and amazing summer so far! Carmen has been all over the country, but a few highlights have been spending time at the Michigan Reading Association Conference, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and the International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas. Here are a few photos and tweets from some of the participants. Thank…

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A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of helping kick off the Get Georgia Reading campaign. It is a wonderful project whose goal is to get all Georgia children proficient in reading by the 3rd grade, as well as to help them learn to love books and stories. So often this comes down to…

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One of the BEST things about this job is kids. Kids are AMAZING! After many of our visits, teachers and kids send us artwork and letters letting us know how we did. If you’re on the fence about hosting an author visit, check out the feedback below from some of the kids at Blanchard Elementary…

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Carmen had an AMAZING visit at Macedonia Elementary School in Canton, GA! They were kind enough to share a few photos of their day with Carmen. If you have photos of your school visit with Carmen, or would like to bring her to your school, e-mail me at DeedyBooking@gmail.com. We would love to work with…

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Hello Everyone! We are excited to announce that we will be making changes to our website over the coming weeks. Along with information about Carmen’s upcoming performances and books, we will also share books we love, resources we can’t live without, and give you a peek at rare books in our collection that seem to…

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Carmen will be speaking at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) next week. If you are going to be in Atlanta March 5-7, be sure to check it out. Carmen will be doing the Opening General Session Keynote, Friday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. There will be a book signing to follow. Check out…

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Come join Carmen this Saturday, January 24 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Georgia Public Broadcasting will be hosting a celebration in honor of 45 years with Sesame Street! Don’t miss the special VIP guest, Cookie Monster himself! Carmen will be telling stories from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Naturalist Center.

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