book collaboration // editorial strategy // creative consulting + copywriting
Carolyn is a Brooklyn-based writer, book collaborator and editorial consultant.
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 is a highly sought-after book collaborator who has penned winning book proposals and non-fiction titles for major 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.
Before turning her focus to books and collaborative projects, 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, Quartz, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and Yoga Journal and she’s discussed her work at TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum, Yale Psychology Department, The Alchemist's Kitchen and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on MSNBC and The TODAY Show.
Carolyn also earned research credits for her contributions to Arianna Huffington's New York Times bestselling books The Sleep Revolution and Thrive, and recently wrote the foreword to a new edition of the classic philosophical work, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Currently, her main focus is editorial consulting, book proposal development and book collaboration — working with thought leaders across a range of disciplines to take their ideas from concept to creation.
Carolyn graduated from McGill University in Montreal with an Honours degree in philosophy. When she’s not writing, you can find her doing yoga and breathwork, reading metaphysical books, solo traveling, or cooking and hanging out with her husband at their home, a converted Catholic church in Williamsburg.