Carrie Classon began her professional career as an actor, working in Equity theaters on both coasts. She founded a theater under a Small Professional Theaters contract and ran it for seven years, producing critically acclaimed programming and building a loyal audience of season subscribers.
She then entered an MBA program and took a job with the U.S. Commercial Service, assisting small businesses develop export marketing plans. She was hired by a private company to manage U.S. Trade Development Agency feasibility studies for international irrigation and water supply projects. She presented the study findings and marketed the project proposals to international and domestic audiences.
In 2012, Carrie realized she was enjoying writing a weekly column for her local newspaper more than her business career, so she entered the MFA writing program at the University of New Mexico. She acquired representation for her memoir, Blue Yarn, which sold to a small press in 2018.
Also in 2018, Carrie restarted her weekly column, The Postscript, and decided to market it to other papers. In the first year, it was picked up by more than 100 newspapers. In the next six months, it was picked up by another 100. In 2020, it was chosen for syndication by Andrews McMeel Universal.
Carrie has written more than 400 columns and is working on a collection of holiday columns and one on the joys of middle-age. She has performed her work on Norwegian Cruise Line and in other venues.
She and her husband, Peter, have recently moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where she is working on her first work of fiction, Lake Maribelle.