Carolyn ParkhurstCarolyn Parkhurst (born January 18, 1971, Manchester, New Hampshire) is an American author who has published five books. Her first, the 2003 best-seller ''The Dogs of Babel'' also known as ''Lorelei's Secret'' in the UK, was a New York Times Notable Book and on the New York Times Best Seller List.
She followed that effort with the New York Times bestselling ''Lost and Found'' in June 2006 and ''The Nobodies Album'' in June 2010. Her first children's book, written with Dan Yaccarino, ''Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly'', was released in Fall, 2010.
Parkhurst says she wrote her first story at age three by dictating ''The Table Family'' to her mother. An only child, she grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts; her parents separated when she was two years old. Parkhurst spent so much time reading as a child, she had to be sent outside to play. She attended Belmont Day School and the Winsor School in Boston. Her first story in print was for a Halloween contest by a local newspaper.
Her first job in publishing came at age 15, writing record reviews for ''Star Hits'' magazine. Parkhurst received her B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. Married since 1998 and the mother of two children, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. Provided by Wikipedia