Carol grew up with her nose buried in books, sometimes missing school bells because she was lost in an engrossing story. At age seven, she wrote her first book and her mother bound it for her. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona and is the child of two teachers: a reading specialist and a math teacher, leading to a left and right brain competing for dominance.
Practicality led to a degree in the sciences (microbiology and chemistry, believe it or not) and a doctorate degree in physical therapy. She moved to San Diego, California in 2001 and began to practice as a PT. She squeezed in traveling whenever she could, even quitting her job once to spend a few months in Europe. While unpacking some things that had been buried in boxes for years, she rediscovered a manuscript she’d written as a thirteen year old. The dream to write was reignited. Like any good nerd, she took several classes and read countless books on creating stories and writing well. She’s spent the last several years of lunch breaks, evenings, weekends, and now naptimes (when her kids sleep) writing.
She currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Stéphane, and their daughter and son. Together they spend as much time in France as possible, from whence Stéphane hails and from whence Carol gets much inspiration. When not writing, she enjoys reading (of course), traveling, speaking French, watching basketball, sailing, hiking, movies, cooking, wine, and spending time with family and friends.