Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

Single mom, advertising creative director, and Founder/Chief Rhyming Officer at

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz wrote her first poem, “The Goose is Loose,” at the tender age of 5. Rave reviews from most of her relatives inspired her to continue writing. She now blogs in anapestic tetrameter as The Well-Versed Mom (, with an abundance of material provided by her mostly well-behaved daughters. She has performed in Austin's Listen To Your Mother Show and supports her Starbucks habit by working as an ad agency creative director, dreaming up campaigns for clients like Southwest Airlines, John Deere and Zales. These achievements pale in comparison, however, to her capturing the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship title in 2003.