“I love making authentic connections with others.“
— Carmen Gray
A member of the Writers’ League since 2023, Carmen lives in the Austin area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
Carmen Gray: Poetry, short story fiction, speculative fiction, women’s fiction, magical realism, horror, erotica.
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
CG: Mary Shelley, “She really is fearless, and therefore, powerful.”
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
CG: The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway because I’ve been to Café Iruña in Pamplona and the whole description of the Running of the Bulls is iconic.
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
CG: I am a teacher, a journalist, and a writer. I found WLT via an editor friend and was encouraged to join by a writer I interviewed for an article.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
CG: I am 2 years away from retiring as a public school teacher. I have a novel in progress that I am looking for the right agent to publish in the very near future. Then, I see myself in my second full-time career as a best-selling author.
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
CG: Forget The Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
CG: I love making authentic connections with others.