Carrie Anne Noble is an American speculative fiction writer who has a great fondness for fairy tales, hedgehogs, and tea. She became well acquainted with leprechauns as she wrote her recently published, leprechaun-filled novel The Gold-Son. Her debut novel, The Mermaid’s Sister, won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for YA Fiction in 2014 and the 2016 Realm Award for Speculative Novel of the Year. Follow her on Twitter @noblebat and Instagram. You can also visit her website.

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