Moments before the destruction of her home planet, Carla's parents jettisoned her and her twin brother to earth. He was taken in by a kindly farmer in Kansas while she was embraced by a rather liberal clowder of feral cats in Houston, Texas.
While still a toddler, she bid farewell to her feline family and headed to Pace, Florida, a small hamlet just outside Pensacola. There, she raised herself in a hollowed-out tree trunk and taught herself to speak fluent Southern, ride out a hurricane like a pro and tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi by fizz alone.
As an adult, she fulfilled the dream of all feral cats and became a Spanish teacher and track coach. After nearly a decade in the classroom, she met a military cyborg who promptly married her and whisked her away to such exotic locations as Virginia and New Mexico. Now, a mother of twins herself, she and her husband have returned to the People's Holy Republic of Texas and reside not far from where her pod originally landed.
|Carla dressed as an "Editor"|
Unlike her twin, Clark, Carla found her powers late in life. She was first introduced to them through a Hapkido-based self-defense class. From there she went on to train in MMA, Muay Thai style kickboxing, taekwondo, street defense, Filipino martial arts, iaido and aikido . Carla is currently a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and and judo.
Carla is a writer for Writer's Digest. Her book, Fight Write: How to Write Believable Fight Scenes releases in June 2019. She is a professional fight scene editor, consultant, and
FightWriting teacher. She is the host of The Geek Block podcast on the Along Came a Writer network and, as far as you know, not working with cats in their evil plot to overtake the world.
Carla at the Realm Makers Writers
conference teaching writers a disarm with
trusty assistant and accomplished writer, Ben Wolf.
*Street defense is defense you would need in a street fight. It also includes gun and knife defense. It's super fun.