Carla Carreon

Based in San Francisco, Carla Carreon enjoys sparkly beverages and adventures and is a master at doing dishes. She co-founded the blog Alyssa & Carla, which features accessible recipes and travel adventures. When not cooking or out of the country, she’s working as a photographer and marketing professional.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Little Fish That Got Away by Bernadine Cook

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Here a strange thought came into his head: perhaps all his clothes were covered with blood, perhaps there were stains all over them, and he simply did not see, did not notice them, because his reason was failing, going to pieces . . . his mind darkening.” That’s an intense one from my favorite book, Crime and Punishment.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Toni Morrison, Marian Keyes, and J. K. Rowling

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

As an avid reader and lover of words, I take so much pride in being able to connect with others through shared experiences. Being an author means, to me, that you are creating additional spaces for others to learn, to engage, and to feel at home.