Carrie Kabak is the author of Independent Booksellers' Pick, Cover the Butter, a novel and audiobook published by Penguin Random House, Little Brown, Archipel, and Gruner & Jahr. Her essays appear in For Keeps and He Said What? (Seal Press), Exit Laughing (North Atlantic Books), Faith (Simon and Schuster), and Dumped (She Writes). Her current novel, set in Roscommon and Galway Bay in Southern Ireland, is entitled You're a Desperate Woman, Shibby Magee.
Previously an editor and copywriter for two affiliate companies of Amazon.com, Carrie now works as a lead production designer for the eCommerce Studio at Hallmark Cards. Specializing in the publishing industry, she was commended as an illustrator by Writer's Digest, named Artist of the Month by the Society of Children's Writers and Artists, and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer (Da Vinci Eye) Award for superior cover design. Her clients include Bookmasters, February Partners, McAllister PR, Nancy Berland PR, Greenleaf Group LLC, Friday Project, PageWorks, Tin House, Momentum, Pan Macmillan--and CBS Studios (The Bold and the Beautiful TV series.) And Ali Smith Photography for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Bloomsbury, and Harper Collins.
Both an Irish and British citizen, Carrie now lives in Missouri with her husband, a chef at The Bristol. They share five sons, a labrador called Jake, a pug called Hector, and cockatiels known as Bean Head, Olive, and Manny.