Carole Howard has published short fiction, personal essays, a walking guide to Paris, and two novels.
DEADLY ADAGIO is a murder mystery, set in West Africa, with a musical undertone. The protagonist chafes at being the wife of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. When her friend is murdered, everyone tells her not to get involved in the investigation because it might put her in harm's way. But she does. And it does.
ABOUT FACE, her first novel, is a coming-of-middle-age story. The protagonist's "contemporary marketing executive" self is playing tug-of-war with her "former-Peace-Corps-volunteer" self, while she's in a power struggle with her new boss as well as her disobedient hot-flashing body.
Carole has traveled extensively, visiting and/or volunteering in about 50 countries, including 15 in Africa. Her African experiences inform both novels.
Carole lives in New York State's beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley with her husband. Happily, her daughter (another wanderluster), son-in-law, and grandchildren live nearby.