Carrie Hagen lives and writes in Philadelphia. A contributor to Smithsonian and Mountain Home Magazine, Carrie has also had essays in Atlantic.com, Deep South Magazine, Philadelphia Reflections : Memories of the Keystone State, NewsWorks.org and other publications. She holds a BS in English Education from Penn State University, an MA in English from The College of New Jersey, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.
“I write narrative nonfiction because I am inspired and haunted by true stories. I look for narratives that engage psychological or social tensions through conflicts that inspire flawed justice and unlikely antagonists. The stories that interest me most have been lost to American history, overshadowed by famous events that either preceded or followed them.”