About Carla

Carla in Ireland.

Carla hiking in Maine.

Carla hiking in Maine.

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels, with translations in 24 languages. Born and raised on the western edge of the beautiful Quabbin Reservoir in rural Massachusetts, Carla grew up with tales of her father’s life as a Dutch sailor and her mother’s childhood in northwest Florida.

At a young age, Carla began penning her own stories on a branch high up in her favorite sugar maple. Now she enjoys spending time at the family homestead (now a tree farm) with her six brothers and sisters and their families.

When she’s not writing, Carla loves to travel, hike, kayak, garden, and, of course, dive into a good book. She lives with her family in Vermont, near Quechee Gorge.


Recipes inspired by Carla’s Swift River Valley series:

Parsnip Apple Soup

Oatmeal Bread

Recipes from Carla’s Tennessean mother-in-law:

Squash Casserole

Fried Apricot Pies