FORMER TPA AUTHOR: Cara Sue Achterberg (3 TPA Titles)
Cara Sue Achterberg lives on a hillside in South Central, Pennsylvania. Her freelance writing has been featured in Family Fun, Parents, and Hobby Farms Home, as well as in columns for The York Daily Record. Cara’s essays have received national recognition from Memoirs Ink and been published in the 2013 Memoir Anthology. They can also be found on the blog The Mama Load. She leads workshops on the organic lifestyle and writes the blog, Kid Friendly Organic Life, based on the adventures of running our small organic farm, while raising her three teens with her wonderfully patient husband.
Achterberg admits that while her gardening addiction feeds the family, it means her fingernails always look terrible! In addition to writing and gardening, Cara enjoys running, hiking, teaching workshops on organic life, visiting Virginia wineries, and trying not to fall off her favorite horse, True. You can find links to her blogs and inspiration for teen writers on her website carawrites.com. In 2015, Cara signed a 3-book deal with The Story Plant, for women's fiction. The first book I'M NOT HER which came out in Aug. 2015 has become a national best seller, and the second (stand alone) book GIRLS' WEEKEND is also selling well, with a third PRACTICING NORMAL released June 6, 2017 wildly popular as well!