Media + Event Inquiries

Please contact Carrie for interviews and speaking requests, questions on Japan, book signings, and life advice by emailing

Upcoming Events

December 2-4, 2022, 10:00-5:00: Whiskers Abroad will be at Austin Pop-Cats, a one-weekend-only cat themed market,  selling copies of Whiskers Abroad and Carrie will be signing books on Sunday @The Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704 Note: Friday starts at 1:00pm and ends 7:00 pm while on Saturday and Sunday is 10:00-5:00.

February 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm: Carrie Carter will discuss her book Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey’s Adventures in Japan at the February Meeting for Women In Visual and Literary Arts,  Venue to be determined as the date approaches. Everyone is welcomed.




Interview with Bob Ruggerio at the Houston Press :

TV interview with Sarah Baker at Prime Time Local News:

Interview with Uncaged Magazine.  Starts on page 136 –

Interview with Heather Weidner:

Video of Comicpalooza :

Interview with Urban Books Review:

Interview with Penni Jo Renner:

Interview with Authority Magazine:


How a Four Hour Layover Changed My Life


Podcast with Ran Elfassy on Shooting-It Raw. Audio podcast only. Shooting-It-Raw and  Youtube version so you can see the photos as they speak.

Podcast with Kim Lengling on Let Fear Bounce:

Podcast/youtube with Lou’s Review, The Writers

Podcast with Mike Solitro on 12 Questions in 30 Minutes:

Podccast/youtube video with Anne Scottlin on Scottlin Talks:
Lone Star Literary Book Blog Tour with reviews, interviews, top ten lists and more.

Author Bio


Carrie Carter has a profound love for Japan, cats, sumo, dioramas, and eating unusual foods. She has traveled with her husband Jim to Japan fourteen times, so her numerous holidays across her favorite country were the inspiration for her first book, Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey’s Adventures in Japan. Carrie has run multiple marathons including the Tokyo Marathon, and as expected, Carrie and Jim live with an adorable cat named Frenemy, who was unhappy at not being selected as the model for the book.   

Carrie lives in Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. At home, she loves to cook, design/create Halloween costumes, and daydream about meeting Jacques Pepin. She dislikes overly dramatic music used in reality TV shows. Currently, Carrie is working on her second book, a sequel to Whiskers Abroad, where Audrey and Ashi explore further into Japan and get themselves into even more interesting predicaments.   

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Past Events