About

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 some FAQs!

How do you pronounce your last name?

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

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Write as much as you can. Write what you want to read. Just write, write, write. You don’t need permission from anyone else to do what you love. Take advice from people you trust, and everyone else’s advice with a bucket of salt.

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

Now that everyone is Zoom-ing, probably! Feel free to get in touch via my contact form.

Is your dog really a dingo?

Yep! Her name is Dany. I adore her more than I can express. Check out my copious pictures of her on Instagram, via the link below.