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Carol Lynch Williams Author Page

Hey, you Naughties!


Thank you so much for stopping by and welcome to my website. I’m one of those lucky

people who get to do what she loves. I’m a writer, mentor, and consultant. My biggest

hope, as a mentor, is that you will publish, too.

                                           While I have taught professionally for many years and spoken all

                                            around the country about writing, my biggest love (this side of

                                            writing) is working with people to get agents and book contracts.

                                            A pic of me teaching?


                                            I’ve been a part of Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers (WIFYR) since it was dreamed

                                            up more than twenty years ago. This is a working writers conference. It lasts a full week. Some

                                            of the best writers, illustrators, agents, and editors have participated in WIFYR helping many

                                            start on their publishing journey. What’s cooler than that? 

I now have more than thirty books published. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned over the years in private one-on-one mentorships. As well, I offer editing services for those who want to make their books the best they can be. (Check out what past clients have had to say here.)


No one can tell your story except you. Your voice, your word-choice, your heart on the page makes your stories beautiful. I would love to go on your writing journey with you, either through WIFYR, mentoring, or editing.





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Carol's Writing Awards

  • Prestigious PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship
  • Winner of the AML Award for a Middle Grade Novel (My Angelica)
  • Winner of the Whitney Award for Best Youth Fiction (The Chosen One)
  • Utah Arts Original Writing Contest
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award
  • ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers
  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults
  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • HM for Newton  Books Best Books of the Year
  • IRA Teacher's Choice Book
  • Selected Book for the Social Studies
  • Five-Star Amazon Books Reader Review
  • Top-Ten Romance Book for Booklist
  • Book for the Teen-Age new York Public Library List
  • Children's Book Council Showcase
  • AML Winner Children's Category
  • Top Ten Barnes & Noble Book
  • Scholastic Book Pick for Humor
  • Audie Winner
  • Has books on many state reading lists
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