Carolyn Banks

Fiction Writer

Bastrop, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

Carolyn Banks has a l ong and continuous publishing career. She's primarily known for her novels and has just completed (July, 2019) a thriller entitled Certain Children. She's had innumerable short stories published as well. She's written screenplays, including the feature-length horror movie, Invicta and a feature-length documentary, The Fire and has also written and directed a number of short films (including the one embedded here, "Sex and the Septuagenarian"). She writes a monthly humor column called "Piece of Mind" for her local paper, Bastrop Advertiser. She is a member of Authors Guild, Writers League of Texas, Austin Film Society and Texas Institute of Letters.

Publications & Prizes

Mr. Right (Permanent Press, 1999)
A Horse to Die For (Fawcett Books, 1996)
Death on the Diagonal (Fawcett Books, 1996)
Murder Well Bred (Fawcett Books, 1995)
Groomed for Death (Fawcett Books, 1994)
Death By Dressage (Fawcett Books, 1993)
Tart Tales: Elegant Erotic Stories (Carroll & Graf, 1993)
Patchwork (Crown Publishers, 1984)
The Girls on the Row (Crown Publishers, 1983)
The Darkroom (Viking, 1981)
Prizes won: 

Calvert Review Prose Award

South Texas Press Association Award

Texas Filmmaker Production Fund grant

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
T.E.D. Klein, William Browning Spencer, Diane Johnson
What I'm reading now: 
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, The Mueller Report by Robert Mueller

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Born in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Raised in: 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Last update: Jul 25, 2019