Carol is a published poet and author of several books for children. She has been a teacher for over thirty years with students, aged three years (Wee Wigglers) to ninety-three (Elderhostel). She taught English and Speech at Hutchinson Community College for twenty-five years and has also taught Creative Writing, Poetry, Interpersonal Communications, and Children's Literature.
She has a BA degree from the University of Kansas, with majors in English and French. Her MA degree is from Wichita State, in English, with an emphasis in British literature and poetry.
Carol lives in Kansas, the heartland of America. She still likes horses and is currently working on a middle grade novel entitled, Cloverleaf. It's about a rodeo barrel racer named, Angie, and her horse, Lucky. It may have allusions to The Wizard of Oz. Who knows?
Her publications include poems in magazines and anthologies, including Highlights for Children, Guideposts for Kids, Phonics through Poetry, Bless the Beasts and Western Horseman.
Carol is the co-creator of Stuck-on-Poetry, an innovative line of sticker/poems, produced by Tumblebeasts. Her favorite animal is the giraffe; her favorite color is blue. She especially likes kids and poetry and black and white cats.