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Cara Sue Achterberg

Cara Sue Achterberg is a blogger and novelist who lives on a hillside farm in South Central, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, I'm Not Her, was published in August 2015 by The Story Plant and was a national bestseller. Her second novel, Girls' Weekend, will be published May 3, 2016. Both are works of women's fiction.

She is also the author of Live Intentionally, a nonfiction book based on ten years of trying to shop, cook, eat, and live intentionally with kids haranguing her. It's a guidebook for the organic life.

Cara is a prolific blogger and currently posts on four (count 'em!) sites which can all be accessed through her website,

Cara teaches creative writing and her essays and articles have been published in numerous anthologies, national magazines, websites, and blogs, in addition to local media.

Cara grew up in Hockessin, Delaware (and still considers Delaware the best state of all).

Cara is passionate about organic food, clean air, productive gardens, uncluttered lives, and real relationships. She is also passionate about adopting rescue dogs and currently fosters dogs and puppies for the all-breed rescue, Operation Paws for Homes.

Cara's next projects include writing another novel for The Story Plant, finding a publishing home for her young adult novel which explores the aftermath of a teen's life after a texting and driving accident, and a memoir about her experience breaking a difficult horse while raising her (not-quite-as-difficult-but-certainly-not-easy) children.

When not writing or weeding (which can sometimes be one and the same), Cara enjoys running, hiking, reading, visiting Virginia wineries, and trying not to fall off her favorite horse, True.