Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. Her story Snap!, the Boston Story Slam winner, is Regi Carpenter’s true tale of her journey back to reality from severe mental illness as a teenager. Regi is the founder of Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative bringing songs of joy and stories of hope to grieving children and the people who love and care for them in homes, hospices, and hospitals. Regi is the recipient of many awards, including Storytelling World, Parent’s Choice, and Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award. Her stories are featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio, The Moth, and NPR.
Her memoir, “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner: stories of a seared childhood” is “an unexpected gift that leaves us longing for more.” Booklist Review