C.A. Rowland – Author

About Carolyn

C.A. Rowland has always loved traveling and exploring new places, from neighborhood empty houses to foreign lands that draw her. Raised in Texas, she now calls Virginia home – a place of history, folklore and inspiration.

She comes by her interest in ghosts, myths and legends, and the paranormal naturally, having spent hours in cemeteries with her grandmother.  Ms. Rowland writes historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, a bit of non-fiction, and mysteries.

Her short stories, Staring at the Stars won the Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine’s 2020 A Midsummer Tale contest and The History of a Fruitcake, won the Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award. Other short stories can be seen in several upcoming volumes of Fiction River and Pulphouse Magazine

C.A. is a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC) and its online chapter, the Guppies, and has served on the Steering Committee for the Guppies. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Riverside Writers and Virginia Writer’s Club.




I had such a great time as a guest on the  Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers blog where I talk about some of the places in Savannah, Georgia that have made their way into my books/stories and some of the inspirations.

I talk about this and that on a whole range of subjects as a guest on on the Crazy for Words blog.

Want to hear my voice?  I’ll be on the Dead to Writes Podcast on August 23, 2020 talking about my books and my short story, The House of Elizabeth Dandridge, which will be in the Carrick Books crime anthology, A Grave Diagnosis, to be published in September 2020.  Come join the fun.



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