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Carmen Stevens

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States


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Carmen Gross, pen name Carmen Stevens, was born in Fargo, ND, March 1992.
She currently resides in Detroit Lakes, MN, where she works and attends college full
time. Carmen published her novel "Anne" in July 2013-an exciting, richly-written
historical work about a young English girl who makes many bad choices throughout
her life and then struggles to find redemption.

When I take part in author interviews, a question that keeps coming up in those
interviews is what inspired me to write "Anne". I've always loved writing, but just
before I started to write this story, I was taking a break from it. I think I might've had
writer's block. But two of my sisters were avid writers as well, and they inspired me
to get back to writing. I thought that I wanted to write a big project like a novel, so I
started brainstorming ideas for such a novel. I've always loved historical fiction, and
the country of England as well. I decided to write something that took place in old
England, and then I created a female protagonist whose personality, I think, stems
from my dark side. Then I thought about the themes I wanted to portray throughout
my story. Just before writing this story, my eyes had begun to open to the kind of
world we were really living in. I'm sure there's more good in the world than bad, but I
had begun to notice the bad, too. So then I thought of things like love and its power,
hope, faith, and happiness. I decided to incorporate all of these things, and more,
into my book. In my novel, you will find that there is no such thing as fate, that we
are the authors of our own destinies. You will also read about how powerful an
element love really is, never giving up in life, always moving forward into the future,
having hope and faith, and making the world the best that it can be by loving and
respecting one another. These are the things I hope to depict through the story of
my historical fiction novel, and I hope that I've covered these subjects in detail
throughout my story. Now, to everyone who took the time to read this biography in
its entirety, I want to say thank you, and I want to dedicate my novel to all of you.

Interests: reading, writing, scrapbooking, movies, music, shopping, spending time with friends, family, and pets.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Anne