Carolyn Fenzl is romcozy author of The Ballad of Buddy, a 2023 Indies Today Book Award Finalist and 2024 BooksShelf Awards Honorable Mention, and the Lucy Vaughn Mystery Series, including The Debt Collectors and Christmas in Cave Creek. The latter received a 5-Star Review from Indies Today, won a Literary Titan Silver Book Award, received an Honorable Mention in the Women’s – Mystery category at the Fall 2022 BookFest Awards, and won a Gold Medal from the Dan Poynter Global Ebook Awards.

Like her protagonist Lucy Vaughn, Carolyn loves entering sweepstakes and wrote No Purchase Necessary: How I’m Beating the Odds, her memoir about the hobby. She is a current member of the Idaho Writers Guild and the National Federation of the Blind’s Writers Division.

Before she started writing books, Carolyn earned a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. Carolyn lives in Idaho with her husband, cats, and a trusty guide dog.