Carrie Classon began her professional career as an actor, working in Equity theaters on both coasts and founding a theater under a Small Professional Theaters contract which she ran for seven years, producing critically acclaimed programming and building a loyal audience of season subscribers.
She then received an MBA and was hired by a private company to manage international infrastructure projects. She presented feasibility study findings and marketed project proposals in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2015, Carrie completed an MFA writing program at the University of New Mexico. Her memoir, Blue Yarn, sold to a small press in 2018 and received excellent reviews. Also in 2018, Carrie restarted her weekly column, The Postscript. In the first year, it was picked up by 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, two plays, and several live shows based on her writing. She and her husband, Peter, spend half the year in St. Paul, Minnesota, and half in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Lake Maribelle is her first work of fiction. She is represented by Annie Romano of Olswanger Literary.
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