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About Caro C. Smith

Short Bio: Caro is a queer writer of fierce and flawed characters in young adult and adult fiction. When not reading or writing, she can be found knitting or hanging out with her cats, Odin and Thor, and greyhound, Ghost.

Longer Bio: Caro is a queer author of young adult and adult fiction featuring fierce LGBTQIA+ characters navigating complicated relationships with their families and each other.

Caro graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and minors in psychology and women’s studies. She then spent two years in Keelung, Taiwan teaching immersion English to children and teens.

She currently lives outside of Madison, WI with her rescue cats, Odin and Thor, and retired-racer greyhound, Ghost. In addition to her daily writing, Caro works at a local non-profit. When she’s not writing, working, or tending to her animal hoard, Caro likes to knit, garden, swear at her PS4, and delve into literary classics.

Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs

Honorific: Mx (pronounced “mix”)

Agent: Actively seeking literary representation

Published Works: A Part - a series of short stories published by Wesleyan College


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Frequently asked questions

WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE TO WRITE YOUR STORIES?

I use Scrivener on my Macbook Pro to write. The software is everything my brain has ever needed when it comes to organizing content, referencing character sheets/location details as I’m writing, and it keeps me on task with the built-in session tracker. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

When I’m not physically at my laptop, I tend to take notes in Google Docs. That’s where most of my stories start to form and once I get enough of a bone structure I do a complete outline in Scrivener.

I also email myself ideas so I don’t forget things.

And I have too many notebooks. It’s a problem. Though I’ve now rewarded myself with one notebook per project, so I’m slowly working through my stash.


WHO’s YOUR AGENT?

I’m currently in the process of querying literary agents.


WHY DON’T YOU JUST SELF-PUBLISH?

While self-publishing is a career path many successful writers choose, I’m determined to publish through “traditional” means. I intend to partner with a literary agent and work with them to build my writing career.


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