Caroline Bock - About me
Caroline Bock - Author of BEFORE MY EYES and LIE
About Me

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Three years ago, I moved to Maryland after living my entire life in New York, including many years in Long Island, where my young adult novels:  LIE and BEFORE MY EYES, are set.

Prior to focusing on my writing, I led the marketing and public relations departments at Bravo, IFC cable networks and IFC Films. Notably, I was part of the executive team that launched IFC and IFC Films.

As a graduate of Syracuse University,  I had the distinct honor of studying creative writing with Raymond Carver and poetry with Tess Gallagher and Jack Gilbert. In 2011, I received my MFA in Fiction with honors from The City College of New York,
Going back to the beginning: I was born in the Bronx, and brought up in New Rochelle, New York by a remarkable father who raised four children alone after my mother suffered a stroke when I was four-and-a-half years old. I've always loved to read more than anything, and that's how it all started.

This is a brief history, but what really counts is the work:
Before My Eyes                                St. Martin's Press, 2014

LIE                                                  St. Martin's Press, 2011

Confessions of a Carb Queen              co-author with my sister, Susan Blech
                                                                  her memoir on binge-eating-     
                                                                  -Rodale, 2007

Spirit of Service                                         contributed 52 short essays,
                                                                   HarperCollins, 2009)

Scenes from a F&#cked Up Life             teleplay sold to: IFC-TV

Confessions of a Carb Queen                film rights to: Sony TV

Molly Brown                                               commissioned one act play, 2013
Short stories and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Akashic Press, Gargoyle Magazine , Fiction Southeast, 100 Word Story,Ploughshares, Prometheus, Vestal Review, and Zero Dark-Thirty. Contributor to The Washington Independent Review of Books.

Recent honors:

Short Fiction published in several recent anthologies including: Abundant Grace (Paycock Press, December 2016) and District Lines IV (Politics & Prose press, January 2017)

Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Literary Award in poetry

Winner of The Writer Magazine 2016 Short Story Competition judged by Colum McCann for "Gargoyles and Stars." The short story was published with an interview in the March, 2016 issue of The Writer and is now available on line:

First Runner Up 2016 F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest for "No Mercy"
How to contact me:

Follow me on Twitter @cabockwrites

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RIGHTS AVAILABLE FOR LIE and BEFORE MY EYES, including foreign rights, please contact:

Rachel Sussman
Chalberg & Sussman 
rachel at

To contact me directly: cabock8908 at

Most of all, thank you for reading!

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