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Carrie Tillotson

As a child, Carrie loved to read, paint, and draw, and thought books were written by dead people. She later met a real-live author and realized she could be an author one day, too.


After working as a biostatistician for over 10 years, Carrie now sculpts her interest in science and fun into playful picture books. When not reading and writing, you can find her running, playing games with her family, and eating ice cream (though usually not all at the same time).


Carrie is represented by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary Agency. Visit her online at

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Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book

Flamingo Books, April 12, 2022

ISBN: 978-1645674689

When a narrator starts filling this story with fruit, Banana can’t wait to step into the spotlight. The book is called Counting to Bananas, after all. But as more and more fruits (and non-fruits) are added to the story, Banana objects. When will it be time for bananas?!

With laugh-out-loud text from debut author Carrie Tillotson and brought to life by illustrator Estrela Lourenço this is the story of a banana and narrator who have very strong opinions about what should (and should not!) be in this book.

COUNTING TO BANANAS: A MOSTLY RHYMING FRUIT BOOK hits the shelves April 12, 2022 and is available for presale now.

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