Author Archives: Carol D. Gray

About Carol D. Gray

Carol D. Gray is a writer, psychologist, and 2013 graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator Program. She is currently working on LITTLE BEAST, a middle grade fantasy about a young girl who unexpectedly switches places with her spoiled alter ego in a parallel world. A longtime member of SCBWI, Carol is a huge fan of children’s literature and anything having to do with magic.

Six Tips for Building a Fantasy World

Every novelist builds a world, but if you’re writing fantasy or science fiction, worldbuilding is a bigger job—one I’m often tempted to skimp on. It’s great fun to think about magic in a new world—not so fun to figure out…

The Lure of Magical Worlds

I have a thing for magical worlds. Every time Lucy opens that wardrobe, brushes past the musty fur coats, and walks into Narnia, I get a thrill. I like my escapes big. In psychology, I wrote about transcendent experiences. In…