I live and write in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I have a coaching and consulting practice. I work with experienced business leaders who want to expand their impact on the world by writing a book but are struggling because writing is not their main gig.
I love working with ideas and words. My clients tell me I help them shape their thoughts and gain clarity. I tell my clients they already have the ideas they need; they just need help sorting through the clutter to find what’s relevant. In the same way I like honing and shaping ideas, I like editing. I see what the words are trying to say, then rearrange them so they actually say it.
On the personal side…my husband and I are slowly turning into urban farmers. He is a plant scientist with an obsessive interest in tomato breeding. In the summer we have many many many tomato plants, not to mention eggplant, peppers, cucumbers and beans. Our winter garden is smaller–mostly peas and lettuces. And we have three backyard chickens. Margaret is a Black Australorp we’ve had for almost 4 years. Charlotte and Eleanor are the newbies; they are Speckled Sussex we got summer 2015. They are endlessly amusing and show up quite regularly in my writing. (RIP, Victoria and Anne.)
Final note: My name is pronounced CAR-in as in, “Put the car in the garage.”