Carolyn Surbaugh is a writer living in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a BA in English and Religious Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently at work on an MFA in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University. Her interests include Madeleine L’Engle, true crime, Marilynne Robinson, the intersections of race and religion, the theology of Christian mission work, and any combination thereof.


“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” -David Bowie

Or maybe, you were looking for something a little more like this…

My name is Carrie. I’m a recovering rule-follower, a life-long United Methodist turned Episcopalian, and I usually have the loudest laugh in the room.

I love good books, strong coffee, road trips, knitting, and the Kansas City Royals.

I’m a typical twenty-something liberal arts major.  I spent a year living out of a backpack, where I saw a good bit of this wide world and only picked up one parasite along the way. I recently finished a year interning with the Episcopal Service Corps, where I hung out with the coolest middle-schoolers in Seattle. I am learning how to be tender.