About Carrie Goldman

Carrie Goldman is the author of the award-winning book Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, 2012).  She also writes an internationally-followed blog called Portrait of an Adoption for ChicagoNow, the online community hosted by the Chicago Tribune.

Carrie blogs regularly for PsychologyToday.com and the Huffington Post.  Her parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, ABC Radio, cnn.com,  HLN, WGN TV and WGN radio, HuffPost Live, Daytime, Mondays with Marlo, Babble.com, alternet.org, and many other media outlets.  She travels around the country speaking to companies, schools and community groups about issues such as bullying prevention, intervention, and reconciliation; adoption support; navigating an open adoption; digital citizenship in an age of cyberbullying; restorative justice; resolving social conflict; and the cultural effects of gender-based marketing.

In November 2010, Carrie wrote an article for her blog about the taunting her first grade daughter Katie received for being a female Star Wars fan.  The article went viral and made international headlines, inspiring Star Wars fans around the globe to speak out in defense of the little geek girl.  This experience was the catalyst that launched Carrie’s interest in researching and learning about bullying.

In addition to writing, Goldman is an accomplished oil painter.  Her award-winning landscapes and portraits have been featured in exhibits and shows around the country.

Goldman received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.  She lives in Illinois with her husband and three young daughters.

To book Carrie for a speaking engagement, please contact Caitlin McCaskey: caitlin.mccaskey@harpercollins.com

To schedule an interview or book Carrie for a media appearance, please contact Suzanne Wickham: suzanne.wickham@harpercollins.com or Susan Schwartzman: susan@susanschwartzmanpublicity.com