About Carla

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 75 novels, including her popular Sharpe & Donovan series. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and sold in over 35 countries. Whether creating stories of friendship, family and love or razor-sharp suspense, Carla always takes readers on a captivating journey. Her books have been called “smart and satisfying” (Kirkus), “extraordinarily memorable” (RT Book Reviews) and “a breathtaking reading experience (Providence Journal), and she has been praised for her “unerring knack for creating compelling, sympathetic characters and vivid, realistic settings” (Library Journal).

Growing up in a small town in western Massachusetts, Carla developed an eye for detail and a love of a good story. Her Dutch-born father and her mother, raised in the Florida Panhandle, arrived in New England just before Carla was born. Her parents’ stories and the many adventures Carla had with her six siblings honed her imagination and curiosity, key to the complex relationships, fast-paced plots and deep sense of place in her books.

Carla landed her first book sale not long after graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in journalism. An accomplished musician, she studied with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and freelanced as an arts-and-entertainment reporter—always with a novel in the works.

Active in the writing community, Carla is a founding member of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America and has served as vice president of International Thriller Writers and president of Novelists, Inc. She has received multiple awards for her writing and is a recipient of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for romantic suspense.
In addition to writing, Carla is a dedicated runner and has completed the Covered Bridges Half-Marathon in Vermont several times, as well the Dingle Half-Marathon in Ireland. Frequent travelers, especially to Ireland and the Netherlands (her father was Dutch), Carla and her husband live in Vermont, where they love to garden, read, hike and enjoy good times — and a taoscán of whiskey! — with family and friends.