About Caragh


C.O'Brien.AuthoBio3Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Caragh M. O’Brien grew up in a family of seven children and learned early how to embrace chaos and daydream. She attended the Visitation of the Convent School, which had salamanders in the playground, and later St. Paul Academy and Summit School, where she was active with the school chorus, the orchestra, and the volleyball team. She earned her B.A. in Physics from Williams College and her M.A. in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. While raising her kids, she published half a dozen romance novels. Recently, Caragh resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels. She also leads a writing workshop at Journey House, cantors at her church, and enjoys discussions with her book group. Caragh now lives and writes from her home in Connecticut.

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Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS, both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O’Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University. She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels.

Upcoming Events

September 14, 2014: We'll have a launch for The Vault of Dreamers at the UConn Coop Bookstore, Royce Circle, Storrs, CT on Sunday, September 14th. Time TBD.

October 3, 2014: Tui Sutherland, Dayna Lorentz, Kristin Cashore, and I will appear jointly at Northshire Books in Manchester, VT on Friday, October 3rd at 4:00 pm.