CAROLINE C. BARNEY was born in England, and although she moved to America when she was a small child, she still grew up in an English home…there was a LOT of tea! She has loved books and writing her whole life, and has wonderful memories of Saturday morning trips to the local library with her Dad. They would bring home more books than they could carry, stacks and stacks of them. Books were always around, always important, and a happy place to be on any sort of day.
She attended Dickinson College and earned her B.A. in English and B.A. in Political Science. During her time there, she worked as a writing tutor at the campus writing center, a role that cemented her love for the world of words. She also spent a semester in Cameroon, Africa, where adventures were an everyday occurrence, and always great fodder for storytelling.
After college, Caroline moved to NYC at the height of the dot.com boom and worked in advertising for Ogilvy and then Rapp. She played instrumental roles in building their digital practices. Caroline launched some of the first websites and internet advertising campaigns for industry giants like, IBM, J&J, Pfizer, Novartis, Philips and even worked with the Office of National Drug Control Policy office at the White House. She was named one of the top 40 under 40 people in advertising to watch by AdAge.
In amongst the crazy, she married the love of her life and had two amazing girls. Eventually, she decided to take a break from the NYC career pace of life and spend more time with her children. During this time, Caroline has held many board roles and done freelance writing for different organizations, including Save the Children, a non-profit that is very close to her heart. All along she has been sneaking in hours whenever she could to create exciting new worlds and epic adventures. Caroline is now thrilled to debut her first novel THE TREBORS and looks forward to the future tales ahead!
Books by Caroline C. Barney
2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Pre-teen Fiction in the e-book category
The Trebors was released on June 1! Grab your copy here.
In an effort to give back to an organization that has been a part of her life for a long time, Caroline Barney is donating 50% of the proceeds from The Trebors to Save the Children. For more information, check out the press release.