Originally from White Plains, NY, Carla attended Boston College where she majored in English and has been reading and writing ever since. She worked as a children’s book editor at both Simon & Schuster, Inc. in New York and Harcourt Brace & Co. in San Diego. While there, she edited manuscripts, wrote copy for book jackets and marketing catalogs, and helped to plan book-signing tours for authors. When she returned to the east coast, Carla attended Rhode Island School of Design to obtain a certificate in Interior Design, which she pursues in her spare time. She also enjoys golf, yoga, and competitive sailing. An avid wordsmith, she can hardly be found without the NY Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle and a pencil.
After years of freelance writing, Carla is now using her experience to help students find their voice and express their best selves on paper. She resides in West Hartford, CT with her daughter, Emma.