“I write stories that spark wonder, fuel curiosity, and craft worlds that help kids and adults find their place in this one.”
When a writer friend challenged me to come up with a “writer statement” to describe my work, that’s what I came up with. At least, after much hemming and hawing and rewriting (this could be yet another writer statement).
But that doesn’t tell you much about me, here’s my official bio:
Caryn Rivadeneira is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for both children and adults, including Frankinschool: Monster Match (Red Chair Press, August 1, 2023), Edward and Annie: A Penguin Adventure (Tommy Nelson & the Shedd Aquarium, March 2022), Saints of Feather and Fang (Broadleaf, April 2022), and the eight-book Helper Hounds Series (Red Chair Press), Her work has appeared in Aleteia, Sojourners, Christianity Today, Relevant, FamilyLife,ThinkChristian, and Engineering and Mining Journal (yeah, you read that right). Caryn has spent nearly three decades in the publishing industry, serving as a magazine, blog, and book editor. Today, in addition to writing and taking on the occasional freelance editing client, Caryn serves on staff at her church and is a proud member of INK: A Creative Collective and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She holds a BA in English from Calvin College (now University) and completes her MA in Worship from Northern Seminary in May 2022. Caryn lives in the near-west suburbs of Chicago with her husband, her three kids, and her three beloved rescue pit bulls. Caryn is represented by Adria Goetz at KT Literary.
Visit Caryn at carynrivadeneira.com. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
For Media Inquiries or to invite Caryn to speak at your school, library, book club, or other organization, contact Caryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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