About – Forward Authority

Hey there!

My name is Carrie, and I’m the owner/designer behind Forward Authority. I’m also an inbound-certified marketer, a summa cum laude graduate in business management / marketing management, and an award-winning author.Fun fact: That’s where the name Forward Authority comes from.

When I’m not writing or designing, I’m usually found working alongside the other board members at NextLit.com (formerly NA Alley) to breathe new life into coming-of-age fiction. As such, I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to speak to the media. You might’ve caught a quote or two from me in the USA Today, Book Business Magazine, or Writing New Adult Fiction—a recent how-to from Writer’s Digest.

Still awake? All of that aside, I’m really just a geek with a penchant for superhero socks and Firefly. Time away from my desk is spent playing with my rescue pup, yelling at the TV during hockey season, and indulging in target-based recreation. 🙂