Carol’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8. Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educators and writing conferences. She has published widely in newspapers and magazines and along with Joyce Hostetter, co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators and media specialists. Find her thoughts on the writing process, book reviews, and giveaways at When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging about either one of those, you’ll find her walking with friends, golfing, or playing with one of her seven grandchildren.