January 6, 2012

Caroline Starr Rose - A Short Bio

I got the pleasure of giving 5 different guest posts prompts to members of The Apocalypsies (2012 Debut Authors) and I'm pleased to post the first of many, Carroline Starr Rose, author of May B.!
Here's a little bit about May B!
"I've known it since last night:
It's been too long to expect them to return.
Something's happened.

May is helping out on a neighbor's Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it's hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May's memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she's determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose's fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love." 

And now, here's Caroline's bio (not her official one, mind you):
I spent my childhood in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and New Mexico, camping at the Red Sea in one and eating red chile in the other. As a girl I danced ballet, raced through books about Laura Ingalls, Anne Shirley, Ramona Quimby, and Taran the Pig Boy, put on magic shows in a homemade cape, and wrote poetry on a hand-me-down typewriter. Our house was open to all kinds of people, and family dinners often included exchange students, folks down on their luck, missionaries, or friends passing through.

At fifteen, I moved to Australia as an exchange student, where I camped in the Outback, climbed Ayers Rock, held a koala, and got bitten by an emu. My Vegemite advice? Spread it thinly on buttered toast.

I’ve taught both social studies and English in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana, working to instill in my students a passion for books, the freedom to experiment with words, and a curiosity about the past.

Now back in Albuquerque with my husband and two sons, I write full-time about kids, snickerdoodles, emus (the non-biting kind), and bayous, hoping to honor childhood through the stories I create.

Thank you Caroline and The Apocalypsies for that great guest post!

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving The Apocalypsies. I have not had one of their books disappoint yet. This year is going to be EPIC!


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