Carylee Carrington calls herself an “accidental author”.
Carylee has been writing from a young age, writing poetry,
drama shorts and plays. She turned her writing from
passion to necessity, when she sought to help her son
adjust to public school. Before she knew it, she was on the
road to being a children’s author.
Her approach to writing children’s books comes from the
inspiration of children around her. Her debut book, entitled
“Everyone, Just Like Me” was one that was inspired by her
eldest son. Carylee aims to inspire children to embrace their
differences and to respect the differences of others. With
her new book “Pretty Hair” Carylee teaches young girls to
find their own kind of beautiful, knowing that there is not just
one type of hair that it pretty.
As a Board Member of the Prince William County Arts
Council, Carylee is an advocate for the arts. She has visited
schools in Virginia and Georgia, encouraging the love of
reading and the art of writing and self-publishing.
Carylee has taken her love of sharing books to YouTube. In
her new show, The Read With Carylee Show, she
introduces children to children’s book authors, who share
their books in their own voice.
Carylee hopes to continue to bring inspirational books to
children, which will motivate them to embrace differences
and create a kinder future.