Carrie Tillotson is the author of Counting to Bananas, a 2023 Oregon Book Award finalist and 2022 Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Book; B Is for Bananas, a 2023 Amazon Best Books of the Year selection; and the forthcoming Alpacas Here, Alpacas There. As a child, Carrie loved to read, paint, and draw, and thought books were written by long-dead people. She later met a real-live author and realized she could be an author one day, too.
After getting a master’s degree in public health, Carrie worked as a biostatistician for more than 10 years. Her job involved counting lots of numbers (but not many bananas). Carrie now sculpts her interests in science and fun into playful picture books. When not reading and writing, you can find her running, playing games, and eating ice cream (though usually not all at the same time). She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and two dogs who are always going bananas.