While studying abroad, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to Chicago, where she’s kept him a happy ex-pat for twenty years. They live in Southeastern Wisconsin. With two teen daughters and a master’s degree specializing in the America West, Carrie is a movie buff, Civil War museum docent, online tutor, and Halloween haunted house actor. Her current ambitions are to own a Dodge Charger and to climb Mt. Baker in the Washington Cascades, where she promises not to break any bones.