Hi, I’m Carlie.

I write books mostly about the inner lives of animals. My work has received starred reviews from BooklistPublishers WeeklyBookPage and Kirkus, has been translated into over a dozen languages, and is often lauded by my mother.

I grew up in North Carolina and have an American dingo (Google it!) who is my writing companion, but I don’t let her type on my keyboard. Somewhere in my attic are all three of my degree certificates: one from UNC-Chapel Hill, one from Oxford, and another from City, University of London.

Here are two FAQs!

How do you pronounce your last name?

It sounds like: Soar-ROSE-ee-ak, and it’s Polish!

Are you available to speak at this event/visit my school/do an interview?

Possibly! Feel free to get in touch via my contact form.