Mystery Novel
The second Maxey Burnell mystery involves runaway vans and historical preservation.
Maxey visits her aunt in Nebraska and learns the truth about her mother's death. Third in the series.
Halloween in Boulder, Colorado. Fourth in the Maxey Burnell series.
The fifth and newest Maxey Burnell novel. "Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me."
Retired high school English teacher Tirzzy Quizenberry sets out to prove the mayor is, indeed, a horror.
Two psychic women solve murders in two different centuries.
Romantic Suspense Novel
Being a ghost means now it's okay to run with scissors.
Searching for treasure and love in the Rocky Mountains.
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About Carol

Reading Becomes Me

I live in Colorado with my patient husband Norm. (So patient, we recently celebrated our golden wedding anniversary.) We used to own an office supply store, which is like a chocoholic owning a candy store. I've lived, in order of appearance, in Eaton, Ohio; West Lafayette, Indiana; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Washington, DC; Lexington, Kentucky. I can make this list fearlessly, as we paid all our bills before we left.

"She used to be a schoolteacher, but she has no class now." [Fred Allen]


In the sixties, I taught eighth grade American history. For eleven years, I was an associate editor at Writer's Digest, which is a fancy way to say I taught correspondence courses for their school. If you need a speaker for some writerly event, my resume' includes Writer-in-Residence at the local high school and conducting workshops at the (sigh) Maui Writers Conference. I'm at the perfect age to give advice: old enough to have had lots of experiences and young enough to remember what they are.

Your local bookstore can still order my in-print novels, or you can get them from a publisher or bookstore link on this page. If you're interested in an out-of-print novel, e-mail me; I probably have one I can sell you.


still reading after all these years

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