Carli Freeman is the 19-year-old co-author of The Mystery Ryders, a children’s mystery series that began in 2009 as a homeschool project. Carli’s first three books were in print by the time she was 11, and she currently has eight book titles to her name. She enjoys making author visits to schools and bookstores to share her love of reading (and writing).

Carli loves storytelling in its many different forms, including songwriting and screenwriting. She is a composer-lyricist for musical theatre, and her musical The Shakespeare Company was workshopped and performed at Fordham Lincoln Center in Spring 2019.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Carli is currently a junior at Fordham University in New York City. She majors in film and television with a minor in mathematics, and she is a National Merit Scholar.