Bio – Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.

Short bio: Carrie Fancett Pagels is an ECPA bestselling, multi-published, award-winning author of Christian historical romance.  Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!

Long bio: Carrie Fancett Pagels ( “Hearts Overcoming Through Time” writes Christian historical romance. "Requilted with Love" in Blue Ribbon Brides (Barbour Books, November, 2016). Three upcoming Barbour releases in 2017. 

Maggie Award finalist 2016 in romance novellas for The Substitute Bride

Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter (Pelican Book Group's White Rose line, June 2016), The Steeplechase, Tea Shop Folly published in 2016 with Forget Me Not Romances. Stories in collections - Christmas Traditions, O' Little Town of Christmas, Tea Cup Courtships with Forget Me Not.

Carrie's Christy Family Lumber Camp series books The Fruitcake Challenge (September, 2014), The Lumberjacks' Ball (April, 2015), and Lilacs for Juliana (August, 2015) were all long list finalists for Family Fiction's Book of the Year contests. The Fruitcake Challenge was a Selah Award finalist.

Winner in Historical Genre for with her short story "The Quilting Contest" published in Family Fiction's The Story 2014 Anthology (Salem Publishing, 2014). Maggie Award finalist, with Honorable Mention (2014). 

Carrie's novella, Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, was an Amazon Civil War best seller and remained on the top-rated list for a year. Re-released under new cover in 2016.

Her short story "Snowed In" was published in Guidepost Books A Cup of Christmas Cheer (2013). Nonfiction chapter contribution to Selah Finalist God's Provision in Tough Times by Cynthia Howerter and LaTan Murphy (Lighthouse of the Carolinas, 2013). 

Represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency. Founder of Colonial American Christian Writers group. Owner/administrator of the group blogs "Colonial Quills" and "Overcoming With God." Member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) including Professional Authors Network (PAN),  American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and FaithWriters. 

Was a licensed psychologist for over twenty-five years. Has an adult daughter and a middle school aged son.  Married the love of her life, Jeffrey D. Pagels, in 1987.