Represented by: Kaitlyn Sanchez
Carol Gordon Ekster was a passionate elementary school teacher for thirty-five years. Now retired, Carol is grateful that her writing allows her to continue communicating with children. Her third book, Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You, won 3rd place in the children’s category of the Catholic Press Association Book Awards and was a finalist for the ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards 2016. Her newest picture book, You Know What? came out first in Dutch. The English version released September 2017 and was a CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards Nominee for Talk (2018) and a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award in New England, 2018. The Korean translation edition came out in 2019. A new picture book, Some Daddies, is coming out spring 2022 with Beaming Books. When Carol is not thinking about writing or teaching, she does yoga, biking, is involved in critique groups and working on her books. And she loves spending time with her grandson who has inspired many new ideas for her picture books.