THE ENCHANTED has garnered numerous awards and honors, including recently being listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. It is an ALA Notable Book of the Year, won the French Prix for Best Foreign Novel, a Texas Lariat Award winner, the Oregonian’s #1 Book of the Year, a Powell’s Top #5 Books of the Year, Goodreads’ Top #20 Books of the Year, an Indie Next Pick, Folyes Top Fiction of the Year, and was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel prize.
Hi everybody! I am thrilled to share that my third thriller, As Night Falls, will be coming out on June 30th. Then I’ll be setting off on another of what Shelf Awareness calls the “world’s longest book tour”. This novel came from a carved out piece of me, and I worked harder on it than anything I can remember. Well…since my last book anyway. There’s an amnesia that comes once a book is turned in–kind of like what happens after you give birth. You only remember the sheer bliss. Anyway, I hope readers will come see me along the road (details on my website). It’s another very joyous part of this game. There’s also news that has to do with #30Authors. The Legacy anthology that grew out of it resulted in an essay that I had the chance to publish–thanks to Allison and Adria–and to read aloud at a spoken word event. This essay went way back to my childhood roots, and getting the chance to share it has led to some experiences I never thought I’d have.
As a reporter and community editor, Stephanie Carroll earned first place awards from the National Newspaper Association and from the Nevada Press Association. She holds degrees in history and social science and graduated summa cum laude.
Inspired by the nineteenth century feminist short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her debut novel A White Room presents a fantastical glimpse into the Victorian cult of domesticity, where one’s own home could become a prison and a woman has to be willing to risk everything to be free.
A White Room was awarded USA Books News’ 2013 Best Book Award in the cross genre category and was featured as a Notable Page Turner in Shelf Unbound Magazine. Reviewers have compared A White Room to the Gothic classics The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
Since publication, Stephanie has written and spoken on women’s history, focusing on the impact of Victorian hysteria on modern society’s perception of women. She is also working on several writing projects including her next novel The Binding of Saint Barbara, a book inspired by the true story of the first death by electrocution in 1890, New York.
You can read about her research, writing, and author experience in her quarterly newsletter and blog Coming Unhinged with Stephanie Carroll. Sign up today and check out her work at www.stephaniecarroll.net. Also, find her @CarrollBooks on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.