Carol grew up in a small town in Iowa. She wrote her first masterpiece at the age of eight, a short but in-depth piece of one or two pages about President Kennedy and his floppy hair. It didn’t win any awards but did impress her teacher and parents. Her siblings, less so.
She then put aside her pencil and paper for several years, instead focusing on those meditative teenage years and the important subjects of boys, clothes and trying to get through high school without doing any work.
After reading mostly horror by the likes of Stephen King and Dean R. Koontz, she fell in love with the romance novel when a good friend handed her Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers. Thank you, Linda. Carol had no idea there were books out there with a hot hero like Steve and a fiery heroine like Ginny.
Marriage and kids came along, her time became somewhat occupied and reading was delegated to a back burner. It wasn’t until she was working in a bookstore that she realized how many romances were walking out the door. She picked up a few, started reading and fell in love a second time. She began writing a romance of her own, having no clue how difficult and challenging it would prove to be. She joined Romance Writers of America, first joining the local chapter in Kansas City and then the St. Louis chapter when she and her husband moved there. She has made great, encouraging friends in both chapters and doesn’t know what she would do without them.
Eight years and many rejection letters later, she sold her first novel, Bad Company, to Dorchester Publishing.
Carol reads across all genres. She enjoys research, almost as much as chocolate. It gives her the excuse to travel and visit the places she writes about. She spends more hours than she should with her nose stuck in a book, thus avoiding such mundane chores as housecleaning and laundry. She does, however, make a mean chocolate chip cookie and always has time to read a great book.
She lives with her supportive, understanding husband and one incredibly spoiled dog on the outskirts of St. Louis.