Carol Coven Grannick

Carol Coven Grannick has been a writer since before her fourth grade teacher told her she should be one,  and has published poetry, essays, and – as a clinical social worker – articles and scholarly papers. She began writing for children in 1999, and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Highlights for Children, Ladybug, Cricket and Hunger Mountain. Her picture book manuscripts have won several awards, and her middle grade novel in verse, Reeni’s Turn, was named a Finalist in the 2014 Katherine Paterson award at Hunger Mountain. Her picture book, Jakey's Jazzy Rhythm, is a Finalist in the 2016 Katherine Paterson Award at Hunger Mountain.

Drawing from her skills and experience as a clinical social worker and consultant/educator, Carol also writes extensively about the inner writer’s journey and the skills for creating and maintaining emotional resilience. Her column appears regularly in the Illinois Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Prairie Wind.

Carol lives with her husband in Chicagoland and treasures her family, friends, and work at an extraordinary early childhood center.