Carrie Dalby

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Carrie Dalby's current project is a historical Southern Gothic family saga series for adults, The Possession Chronicles. The first book, PERILOUS CONFESSIONS, released on January 8, 2019 by Bienvenue Press.

Her two young adult novels are FORTITUDE (listed as a "Best History Books for Kids" by Grateful American Foundation) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... and CORRODED https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2....

While experiencing the typical adventures of growing up, Carrie called several places in both San Diego and Santa Cruz counties “home.” She has lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast since 1996. Serving two terms as president of Mobile Writers' Guild and five years as the Mobile Bay area Local Liaison for SCBWI are two of the writing-rel
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Carrie Dalby Wake up before the sun, listen to my current project's mood music playlist, and write. No matter how much it stinks, I get something down. One hundred…moreWake up before the sun, listen to my current project's mood music playlist, and write. No matter how much it stinks, I get something down. One hundred words a day is fine, as long as I try it's good. (less)
Carrie Dalby I'm in the writing and editing phase of a historical Gothic family saga series for adults.
When I began the pre-writing phase in October 2015, one of m…more
I'm in the writing and editing phase of a historical Gothic family saga series for adults.
When I began the pre-writing phase in October 2015, one of my critique friends said, "Do you even read adult books?"
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Springing Along

After finishing the first draft of my latest project at the end of March, I took a few days off to reset my mind. Powering through 118,000 words in just over two months merits a mini-break. Then, I dove into what I think was my final round–or next to final round–of self edits (draft twenty-four) of Barren Devotion, the seventh novel in The Possession Chronicles.

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Engaging saga of epic proportions. A fascinating piece of history and all its horrors are shown through the eyes of flawed, mostly unlikeable, characters, but it worked. Some repetitive/clunky phrasing would jolt me out of the story, but not
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“Now, why do you want a book full of pictures from the moments you’ve atoned for, preacher boy?”
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