TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

Charlie N. Holmberg

Charlie N. Holmberg

On her website Charlie says this about herself:

"Charlie Nicholes Holmberg was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to two parents who sacrificed a great deal to give their very lazy daughter a good education. As a result, Charlie learned to hate uniforms, memorized all English prepositions in alphabetical order, and mastered the art of Reed-Kellogg diagramming a sentence at age seven. She entered several writing contests in her elementary years and never placed.

Being a nerd, Charlie started writing fan-fiction as a teenager in between episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She became a full-fledged band geek with mediocre talent in high school, where she met her husband. While she strove to win his attention by baking him cookies and throwing ramen noodles at his house, he didn’t actually ask her out until six years later.

Charlie began taking writing seriously during her undergrad at Brigham Young University, where she majored in English and minored in editing. She finally won a few writing contests. She graduated with her BA in 2010 and got hitched three months later. Shortly afterwards, her darling husband dragged her to Moscow, Idaho, where he subsequently impregnated her.

In summer 2013, after collecting many rejection letters and making a quilt out of them, Charlie sold her ninth novel, The Paper Magician, and its sequel to 47North with the help of her wonderful agent, Marlene Stringer. Charlie has since finished the original trilogy with the WSJ-bestseller The Master Magician, and in 2016 sold the movie rights to Disney. She has also published four stand-alone novels: Followed by Frost (a 2016 RITA finalist); Magic Bitter, Magic SweetThe Fifth Doll; and The Plastic Magician, a story in the Paper Magician universe.

Charlie lives with her family in Utah. She finally owns a dog."