author, professional fan girl & award-winning dog petter

Hi! I’m Carly, a 29-year-old Chicago native. I’ve always been an avid reader thanks to my mom and grew up reading all genres, although romantic comedies and historical fiction have always been my go-to. It wasn’t until the pandemic that I finally became inspired to start writing and pursue my dream of becoming an author.

When I’m not writing a rom com or working (my full-time job is in brand marketing), I’m trying out new restaurants, watching a Grand Prix, spending time with my friends and family, walking my dogs, or binge-watching anything true crime related (I’m a Law & Order trivia champ).

about me

puzzles, untangling necklaces, and celebrity pop culture 

i'm really good at

favorite artists

birthday cake (funfetti)

favorite food

billy joel, taylor swift, queen, harry styles

cover girl carly
(each table's centerpiece was me on the cover of a magazine)

my bat mitzvah theme

favorite books

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Binding 13/Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh
Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
Bride by Ali Hazelwood

get to know me

- random man on Hinge

"you're lowkey really funny."

- my parents

"you're our favorite daughter.*"

*I'm their only daughter.

"I want to be you when I grow up."

- girl I used to babysit

character reviews

Character reviews