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Carol Weston


“Speed Of Life”


New York City


Carol Weston is the author of sixteen books, both fiction and non-fiction. She has been the “Dear Carol” advice columnist at “Girls’ Life” since the magazine’s first issue in 1994.Her newest book is Speed of Life, which received starred reviews in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal and Booklist. She has also written the Ava series of books. She is “big on cats”, walking, skiing and art museums. Her husband Rob is a playwright and also the property master for the SNL film unit. They have two daughters

About "Speed of Life"

Sofia lost her mother eight months ago, and her friends were 100% there for her. Now it’s a new year and they’re ready for Sofia to move on. Problem is, Sofia can’t bounce back, can’t recharge like a cellphone. She decides to write Dear Kate, an advice columnist for Fifteen Magazine, and is surprised to receive a fast reply. Soon the two are exchanging emails, and Sofia opens up and spills all, including a few worries that are totally embarrassing. Turns out even advice columnists don’t have all the answers, and one day Sofia learns a secret that flips her world upside down. Speed of Life is the heartbreaking, heartwarming story of a girl who thinks her life is over when really it’s just beginning. It’s a novel about love, family, grief, and growing up.