Rae Carson was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for Fall 2011. Her first novel, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, was a finalist for the Morris, Cybils, and Andre Norton Awards, and was named to ALA's Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults list. The sequel, The Crown of Embers, was released in September 2012.
Rae lives in Ohio with her husband, novelist C.C. Finlay, two stepsons, and two very naughty kitties.