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 follow ’90s English pop icons Suede around England and to climb Mt. Baker in the Washington Cascades, where she promises not to break any bones.