The Orange Chair

The Orange Chair is an indie publisher that takes pride in the painstaking details to present high-quality works that encourage social and emotional well-being, that spark curiosity and joy, that expose readers to new adventures, and that convey high concepts for young readers.  The Orange Chair also aims to provide picture books for independent readers.


Founder & Author, Christina M. Carroll

Photograph of Founder and Author, Christina M. Carroll, with light brown skin, long wavy black hair, and a big smile

As Mama to a curious one-year-old boy, a knows-what-she-wants four-year-old daughter, and her bonus son they look up to - the cool big brother, Christina has quite the inspiration for her stories.  Not to mention she's a (big) kid at heart.  She's also learned firsthand why representation matters based on her own lived experiences, the books she reads, and the encounters she's had (and still has) throughout life.  That's why she started The Orange Chair to bring that representation to you! 

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Christina attended some schools she'd like to recognize for having a hand in this authorship journey, even though she didn't know it at the time: St. Elizabeth of Hungary (K-8), where she drew up stories for Reading Restaurant in second and third grade; Ursuline Academy of Dallas (high school); Vanderbilt University (college); and Duke University School of Law.

Christina is back in Texas with her kiddos and husband where she daylights (and sometimes all-nights) as a trial attorney handling commercial litigation.  She loves writing the many more books coming on the horizon, spanning topics from heritage, family life, and childhood diseases to food and animals - with plenty of whimsy in there too.