Union Leader profiles Carrie Barnard Jones '93, best-selling children's author
Columnist John Clayton of the Union Leader 0f Manchester, N.H., speaks with fiction author Carrie Barnard Jones ’93, who had two titles hit The New York Times Best-Seller List for children’s books in January: Need and Captivate (Bloomsbury), both in the very popular supernatural-teen-thriller genre. A New Hampshire native who now lives in Ellsworth, Maine, Jones tells Clayton that a supportive high school English teacher boosted her writing confidence. “I was always shy, always quiet; a smart-enough kid but not the kind who raised their hands and shouted out answers. Mr. Sullivan didn’t need me to shout out answers. He just needed me to write. And his belief? His belief still holds me up when I’m having those neurotic writer days when I think that nothing is good enough.” View story from the Union Leader, Jan. 25, 2010.
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