I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Newark, New Jersey. My love of reading comes from my maternal grandmother and my mother. 

When I was in 2nd grade, I learned to write in cursive and wrote my name on the school picture before I took it home!

 

For the first ten years of my life, my mom and I lived with our extended family. Our home was full of love and laughter just like Lizzie's.

I always had the heart of a teacher. At the end of the school day, I would rush home, line up my dolls, and teach them what I had learned in class. 

Eventually, my love of learning and reading led me to become a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and school administrator in Northern New Jersey public schools. Some of my fondest memories of a career that spans 35 years include the twinkle in the eyes of a child as they read their favorite book.

Through my company, KP Carter Writes LLC, I present workshops for parents to promote literacy in the home. Writing and researching children's books is my passion.

I live in New Jersey and have two adult sons. No grands yet, but I'm hopeful!

FAVORITE BOOKS

 

One Crazy Summer

 

Why did the Underwear Cross the Road?

 

Path To My African Eyes

 

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

 

The Watsons Go To Birmingham

 

Every Living Thing

FAVORITE PLACES

Tanglewood Resort in Pennsylvania

Disney World

The beach

NJ Historical Society

Any library

Great restaurants

My bed after a long day

FAVORITE FOOD

Pancakes

Macaroni and cheese

Popcorn

Fried chicken

Shrimp scampi

Omelets

All salads

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES

Swimming

Reading

Writing

Crossword puzzles

Dancing

Visiting with my sons

Walking in the park

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