C. Rowen MacCarald

C. Rowen MacCarald

Rowen MacCarald is the author of over sixty nonfiction books for the educational market, including Getting Smelly to Survive (Abdo, 2022), Eleanor Roosevelt: Progressive Reformer (Momentum, 2018), and the soon-to-be-released The Weirdest Animals in the World (BrightPoint Press, August 2023). They co-lead the Ithaca Shop Talk for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Along with their daughter and a small herd of cats, they live in an off-grid house nestled in the forests of central New York.

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