Carol D. Gray
Middle Grade Author
All Mandy wants are art lessons and a little space from her agoraphobic mom. But when her mother refuses both, Mandy’s pent up anger explodes and tears an opening into a parallel world. At first Mandy’s thrilled. Art lessons are required here and her parallel mom leaves her alone for days. But when a wicked little beast shows up in Mandy’s drawings, art lessons turn out to be nothing like she imagined. Nor is anything else in this strange alternate world.
Twelve-year-old Zee develops a very rare Talent. She can see secrets in other people: a smuggler's boat, an outlawed dragon, the hiding places of the resistance. When a mysterious sickness threatens her village, she suspects the ruling Magician of keeping the Cure secret. Teaming up with her best friend, Tom, a four-inch doll who’s convinced he’s a boy, they set out for the Magician’s city to discover the secret Cure. The only question is--will it be too late?
A psychologist turned writer, Carol D. Gray is a middle grade author and a huge fan of children's literature, magic, and other worlds. She is currently seeking representation for LITTLE BEAST, a middle grade fantasy inspired by her work as a clinical psychologist and more than twenty years counseling girls and young women. She is hard at work on her second children's fantasy, THE SECRET SEER.
Carol is a graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator Program and a long-time member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She co-founded Craft on Draft, the Boston-based reading series devoted to the mechanics behind great fiction. Her writing has appeared on deaddarlings.com and The Grub Daily.