About Me

A displaced Northerner now exploring the foreign ways of the South, I previously bumped around the world, both as a missionary kid and as an adult. I revel in good stories and good music and wrestle with the intersection of faith, art, vocation, and culture. I work in communications at Church at Charlotte in North Carolina, contribute to Story Warren, and serve on the Core Team of ArtsCharlotte. I’ve got a book out in the world called The King’s Messenger, a middle-grade chapter book which you can buy on Amazon for your young reader or as a read-aloud. Online, I hang out at my website,, on Twitter, and at my page on Facebook.

Books I Love

Ones you can read; including, but not limited to, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, M.M. Kaye’s The Far Pavilions, Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword, Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity, Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat, Gordon Korman’s Beware the Fish! , N.D. Wilson’s Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King, C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, and L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle.

My Kind of Music

I make my own kind of music and sing my own special song, but when other people are doing the making and singing (which is way more often), the ones that tend to land on repeat are Sleeping at Last, Jon Troast, Kris Allen, The Gray Havens, Andrew Peterson, Andy Gullahorn, Owl City, Colony House, and Son of Laughter.

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Carrie Givens