Author and Comedian
Carolyn Cohagan began her writing career on the stage. She has performed stand-up and one-woman shows at festivals around the world from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Her first novel, “The Lost Children,” became part of the Scholastic Book Club in 2011 and was nominated for a 2014 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Her Young Adult dystopian novel “Time Zero” (the first in a series) was the winner of the 2017 Readers Favorite Award and the 2017 International Book Award. She lives in Austin, where she is the founder of Girls With Pens, a creative writing organization dedicated to fostering the individual voices and offbeat imaginations of girls ages 8-14.