An Army brat, CAROLYN DEE FLORES grew up around the world, including Bangkok, Thailand, where she attended the International School of Bangkok, and Naha, on Japan’s Okinawa Island.
Carolyn attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where she studied engineering, philosophy and art. She worked as a computer programmer/analyst for Southwest Research Institute, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and H.E.B.
Carolyn spent twelve years as a member of a rock group, Innocent Bystander, writing music and playing bass, keyboards and vocals. She went on to pursue a solo career as a composer and performer, and produced musical scores for independent films, international commercials and jingles.
She began another phase of her creative career when she began to paint in 2003, specializing in abstract expressionism and classic portraiture. Carolyn then switched over to illustrating children’s books in 2009.
A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Carolyn lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the illustrator of Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers (Piñata Books, 2014), which was named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List; Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing (Piñata Books, 2013), which was named to the 2014-2015 Tejas Star Reading List; and Daughters of Two Nations (Mountain Press Books, 2013), which won a 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award for excellence in multicultural literature.