Carolyn R. Russell is the author of The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen, published by McFarland & Company in 2001, and other works which include screenplays, essays, plays, and a soon-to-be published middle grade novel. She received an M.A. in Film Studies from Chapman University, and has taught on the college, high school, and middle school levels. She currently writes for the advertising and branding industry, focusing on creative concept development and copywriting. Carolyn lives in West Newbury, MA with her husband and two children.