Photo by Michael Helms 

“A young girls journey through the tragedy of humor and how she survived is a GREAT read.”


  —JONATHAN BANKS, Actor, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul


Born in Dallas, Texas, author, Carrie Freeman, is the third in a generation of writers, columnists and performers, dating all the way back to 1905, when her great uncle, Sime Silverman, launched the entertainment bible, Variety. Within a week, Sime invited his brother-in-law (and Carrie’s grandfather, Charlie Freeman), to join him on the brand new publication.  

    As a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actor’s Equity, Carrie holds a B.A. in Fine Arts with a major in Theater.  She is an accomplished actress with an extensive background in performing, theatre directing and teaching. As a clinical hypnotherapist and creative coach for over fifteen years, Carrie is also a public speaker who facilitates original seminars in the field of human growth, writing and energy psychology. From 2005 to 2013, she served as staff hypnotherapist at a renowned alcohol/drug rehabilitation center located in Malibu, California. Breakthrough Hypnosis, her private counseling practice, is located in Studio City, California   

    Prior to completing The Comic’s Daughter: A Chicago Tale, Carrie contributed to the following publications: The Not Necessarily the News Book (Macmillan Publishing); If You Can Talk, You Can Write and, If You’re Writing, Let’s Talk, both by Joel Saltzman. In addition, she completed an original sit-com pilot and several "spec" scripts with her former writing partner, and childhood friend from Chicago, Karen GreysonIn March 2014, her e-book, Good Evidence and Positive Noticing, debuted with five-star reviews on  

    Currently, Carrie lives in Studio City, California, with a 14-pound Manx cat named Red. When not writing or assisting others, she spends her free time mastering origami, watching television and rear-ending people who text and drive.