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Carrie Berk
Born 17 December 2002 (2002-12-17) (age 18)
Nationality American
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Years active 2012–present
Notable work
The Cupcake Club
Fashion Academy
Ask Emma

Carrie Berk (born 17 December 2002) is an American writer, blogger, activist, and actor. With her mother Sheryl Berk, she has co-authored three children's and young adult novel series: The Cupcake Club, Fashion Academy, and Ask Emma. Berk is also the author of a style website, Carrie's Chronicles, and is an anti-bullying activist. She also stars in the Brat TV show Stage Fright.

Life and career

Berk spent much of her early life in New York City. Her mother is Sheryl Berk, an editor, journalist, and author known primarily for her work as a celebrity ghostwriter and founding editor in chief of Life & Style Weekly. The elder Berk co-wrote 2004's Soul Surfer which was adapted into a 2011 film of the same name. Carrie Berk also showed interest in writing at a young age and started her own cupcake review blog, Carrie's Cupcake Critique, at the age of seven. While in second grade at PS 6 in Manhattan, Berk developed an idea for a book involving a cupcake club. She took the idea to her mother who, in turn, took it to her literary agent.

In 2012, The Cupcake Club novel series was launched with the first book, Peace, Love and Cupcakes, written by Berk and her mother. It was published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. That book inspired an off-Broadway musical of the same name with the Vital Theatre Company, which ran for the first time in March and April 2014. At that time, four books had been published in The Cupcake Club series.

In July 2015, Berk and her mother released their second book series collaboration in Fashion Academy. That book also inspired an eponymous off-Broadway musical that was staged for the first time in October 2015 by the Vital Theatre Company. In July 2017, a production of Peace, Love and Cupcakes was staged at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). The show was done in alignment with NoBully.org. Berk starred in the production and was given an NYMF award for "Outstanding Individual Performance". In December 2017, she launched Carrie's Chronicles, which is described as a "style empowerment" website.

In May 2018, Berk and her mother started a third book series with the release of Ask Emma on Little Bee Books/Bonnier. The book follows the main character, Emma Woods, who writes a school advice column and must deal with cyberbullying. Later that year, Berk, in her role as teen ambassador for NoBully.org, scripted and recorded a "Girls Against Bullying" video with other teen celebrities for the organization in January 2019. Also that month, the second book in the Ask Emma series, Frenemies, was released.


The Cupcake Club

Year Title Original publisher Notes
2012 Peace, Love, and Cupcakes Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Co-written with Sheryl Berk
Recipe for Trouble
2013 Winner Bakes All
Icing on the Cake
2014 Baby Cakes
Royal Icing
2015 Sugar and Spice
Sweet Victory
2016 Bakers on Board
Vote for Cupcakes!
2017 Hugs and Sprinkles
Cupcakes are Forever

Fashion Academy

Year Title Original publisher Notes
2015 Fashion Academy Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Co-written with Sheryl Berk
2016 Runway Ready
Designer Drama
2017 Model Madness
Fashion Face-Off

Ask Emma

Year Title Original publisher Notes
2018 Ask Emma Little Bee Books Co-written with Sheryl Berk
2019 Frenemies
Boy Trouble
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