Carrie Stuart Parks is an internationally known forensic artist, working on major criminal cases throughout the nation. She teaches courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals across the US and Canada including the FBI, Secret Service, NCIS, and RCMP, and is the most widely known instructor of forensic art in the world.
She was runner-up for Law Enforcement Trainer of the Year offered by the Federal Law Enforcement Academy at Glynco, Georgia. Her career highlights also include winning Woman of the Year for the Spirit of the American Woman and the first Educator of the Year by the Lewis Clark Alumni.
As a novelist, Carrie is a best-selling, multi-Christy, Carol, Golden Scroll, Kudos, Angel, and Inspy award-winning author. Her books have also finaled in the Daphne du Maurier, Silver Falchion, Selah, and Cascade competitions.
Carrie is a popular speaker and presenter and has been the Special Guest at the Writer’s Police Academy, Early Bird Special Presenter along with Frank Peretti at the American Christian Fiction Writers, Keynote at the Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference, as well as presented at ThrillerFest, Daphne Du Maurier’s Kiss of Death, Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference, and numerous other conferences.
In addition to her forensic work, writing, and teaching, she is a professional fine artist and Signature Member of the Idaho Watercolor Society. Her paintings hang in a number of corporate and private collections. She has written and illustrated non-fiction best-selling art books for North Light Publishers (now Penguin Random House.)