About Carla

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 75 novels, including her popular Sharpe and Donovan and Swift River Valley series. She has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now her books have sold in more than 35 countries and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Amazon bestseller lists.

Whether creating stories of friendship, family and love or razor-sharp suspense, Carla always takes readers on a captivating journey. Her books have been called “smart and satisfying” (Kirkus), “extraordinarily memorable” (RT Book Reviews) and “a breathtaking reading experience (Providence Journal), and she has been praised for her “unerring knack for creating compelling, sympathetic characters and vivid, realistic settings” (Library Journal).

Growing up in a small town in western Massachusetts, Carla developed an eye for detail and a love of a good story. Her Dutch-born father and her mother, raised in the Florida Panhandle, arrived in New England just before Carla was born. Their stories and her many adventures with her six siblings honed her imagination and curiosity, key to the complex relationships, fast-paced plots and deep sense of place in her books.

A magma cum laude graduate of Boston University, Carla has taught writing workshops in the U.S. and Canada and served on the boards of Novelists, Inc., and International Thriller Writers. She recently took up distance running and has completed half-marathons in New England and Ireland. Avid travelers, especially to Ireland and to visit family in the Netherlands, Carla and her husband live on a hilltop in Vermont, where they love to garden, read, hike and enjoy good times — and a taoscán of whiskey! — with family and friends.