Carrie Mac came into the world in Kamloops. She has moved around the province too many times to count, and now lives in Pemberton, north of Vancouver.
At age 25, she was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant for her first novel, The Beckoners, which won the 2006/2007 Stellar Book Award and has been optioned for film. Droughtlanders won the 2009 Stellar Book Award.
Mac’s writing often draws on her personal experiences, including her work as a staffer in group homes and a paramedic on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She describes herself as being “equally fascinated by disaster and grace.”
The initial inspiration for The Droughtlanders, the first book in Mac’s Triskelia trilogy, was a recurring dream of a Triskelia-like world. The storyline was also inspired by Cirque du Soleil and post-9/11 events.
Feedback on The Droughtlanders from two Vancouver teen bookclubs has influenced the second and third books, Retribution and Storm.
Bio by Niki B., updated by Randi R. and Jessica G.
- Pain & Wastings, 2008
- Storm (Triskelia book III), 2008
- Retribution (Triskelia book II), 2007
- The Droughtlanders (Triskelia book I), 2006
- Crush, 2006
- The Beckoners, 2004
- Charmed, 2004