Carla F. Cripps
Carla, like so many authors, was an early, avid reader, starting with the Richmond
(VA) Times Dispatch before she started first grade. Growing up mostly in Newport
News, she wrote her first short love story at eleven (romances came much later) and once
devised a short fairytale to answer a college exam question (for a degree in Fine Arts, not
Creative Writing). She finally accepted that writing regularly was fundamental to her way
of life when she set up a home art studio and realized she was spending all her time at the
keyboard instead of the easel.
Carla now lives and writes Down Under, inspired by both her endlessly fascinating
new homeland (where photographing Australian birds has become another passion),
and fond memories of her beloved old one. With Six You Get Vampires is Carla's first
sole-author anthology. You can find out more about Carla's work and interests at her website.