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Writer children's books

Carolyn Meyer is an American author of novels for children and young adults.


Meyer, Carolyn Mae was born on June 8, 1935 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Harry Victor and Sara Elizabeth (Knepp) Meyer.


Bachelor, Bucknell University, 1957.


The typical genre for her work is historical fiction, one of her more popular projects being the Young Royals series, each novel of which tells the story of a different female royal person. For example, one of Carolyn Meyer's recently published works is Duchessina, which is the story of the life of Catherine de' Medici. Born as an only child in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Meyer began her first "novel," Humpy the Caterpillar and Gladys the Snail: A True Life Romance at age eight.

However, she completed only three chapters. Meyer's latest work published is Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy, published October, 2013. Her previous published work was The True Adventures of Charley Darwin, focusing on the life of Charles Darwin, quite a leap from her usual subjects, for she has gone from royalty, to European artists, and now to scientists.

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin is unusual in that it breaks from Meyer's formula of always having a female narrator, as Charley narrates his own story. The hardcover version of this book was published on 26 January 2009. Meyer began working on a novel about Mary, Queen of Scots in 2012.



Married Joseph Smrcka, June 4, 1960 (divorced 1973). Children: Alan, John, Christopher. Married Electronic Arts Mares, May 30, 1987.

Harry Victor Meyer

Sara Elizabeth (Knepp) Meyer

Joseph Smrcka

Electronic Arts Mares

Alan Meyer

John Meyer

Christopher Meyer