writer. collaborator. creative consultant.
Carolyn is a Brooklyn-based writer, creative consultant and book collaborator.
She’s the author of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Penguin), written with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. The book was published in 10 foreign languages, and The New York Times called it a "satisfying overview of creativity research that is likely to provide nuggets of wisdom to even the most seasoned creative spirit."
Carolyn worked for six years at the The Huffington Post as a Senior Writer covering psychology, health, spirituality and personal development. Her writing has also appeared in publications like Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Inc., The New Republic and Quartz, and she’s discussed her work at TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum, Yale and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on MSNBC and The TODAY Show.
As a collaborator, Carolyn has penned winning book proposals and non-fiction titles for publishing houses including Penguin Random House, St. Martin’s Press, Hay House and Public Affairs/Hachette. Her eclectic clientele includes Fortune 500 executives, Brazilian shamans, Ivy League psychologists, consciousness researchers, Vedic spiritual teachers and creative entrepreneurs. She also earned research credits for her contributions to Arianna Huffington's New York Times bestselling books The Sleep Revolution and Thrive, and wrote the foreword to a new edition of the classic philosophical work, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
Carolyn graduated from McGill University in Montreal with an honours degree in Philosophy. When she’s not writing, you can find her doing yoga, reading metaphysical books, goldsmithing, or cooking and eating with her husband at their home, a converted Catholic church in Williamsburg.