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Carol’s essays and fiction have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines. An advocate for quality end-of-life care, her essay, A Figurative Death, was featured in the Creative Nonfiction (CNF) anthology, At the End of Life. Her work can also be found in the Unruly Catholic Women Writers anthology by SUNY Press, a Finalist in the 2013 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award.

Carol’s short fiction was chosen for the American Fiction Prize, titled American Fiction, Volume 13: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, by New Rivers Press. The anthology went onto win the 25th annual Midwest Book Award. She was also named a Finalist in the North Carolina Literary Review’s Doris Betts fiction contest and received Honorable Mentions from both the North Carolina Literary Review and Glimmer Train Press.

Raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carol earned a BS in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree from Duquesne University. In addition to writing, she works as a healthcare professional and leads prompt writing workshops. Carol lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina where she can be found running around with her dearly loved family and friends, trekking with her stubborn dog, Hazel, and admiring nature’s perfect expression.  

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