Carol Weston, Yale ’78, is the author of 16 books. Seventeen published her articles and essays when she was a Sillimander and she still writes for teen girls as well as older and younger readers. Carol’s first book, Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, came out in 12 languages. She wrote five more advice books and has been Dear Carol at Girls’ Life Magazine since 1994. Carol wrote a memoir, From Here to Maternity, and appeared on The View, Today, Oprah, and other national shows.
But back at Yale, when Carol was a French/Spanish comp lit major, what she really wanted to do was Write Fiction. Jumping genres wasn’t easy, but finally, at age 40, she thought, “What if I tried a novel for girls?” Melanie Martin was born! Knopf published four of Melanie’s diaries. Next up, Ava and Pip, Ava and Taco Cat, and Ava XOX (Sourcebooks). Carol’s most recent novel, Speed of Life, received starred reviews from Kirkus, PW, SLJ, and Booklist. The New York Times called it “perceptive, funny, and moving.”
Truth told, Carol still gets rejection letters — and still doesn’t like them.
Our Zoom will offer an honest and humorous look into what it takes to write, publish, and promote one’s work.
Learn more at carolweston.com
Join a community of YaleWomen writers on Zoom to share successes and challenges, exchange tips on the craft and business of writing, and remind ourselves that all of our stories matter. All writers are welcome, regardless of genre, medium, or level of experience.
Second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm EST/EDT.
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