About Carrie

Before Carrie Logsdon McCullough was a writer, she was a dentist. In addition to being in private practice, she was an adjunct associate professor of pediatric dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She also treated patients at Columbus Children’s Hospital. She often used storytelling to distract her more anxious patients. The stories her patients loved most were about her patients at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

In 1993, her family moved to Minnesota, where she became the dentist for the Minnesota Zoo. At this time, she stepped away from teaching and private practice to focus on zoo dentistry and raising her three children.

In 2015, her family moved back to Ohio. After 23 years as a zoo dentist, Carrie decided to hang up her handpiece and retire. She remembered how much she enjoyed sharing her stories and decided to become a writer. She found an amazing community through SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, The Writing Barn’s Courage to Create, and Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Challenge. She currently serves as the Regional Advisor for the Ohio Central and South region of SCBWI.

Most of her stories are humorous fiction. But she’s also written stories inspired by her work as a zoo dentist, her childhood growing up on a farm, and her travels around the world.

Fun facts:

  • My three children are grown and living in the Columbus area.
  • My son and daughter in law were married at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
  • I have two Balinese cats that think they are humans.
  • I’m Grammy to three cats, one dog, and five birds.
  • I’ve gone skydiving.
  • My youngest two children attended a French Immersion School.
  • I love to travel! In 2023, I traveled to eleven different countries.
  • I am a proud Buckeye! O-H!
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