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About the Author
Carol Leonard, BS, NHCM
Carol Leonard is a New Hampshire certified midwife and a writer. Carol, a "foremother of the modern midwifery movement," was the first midwife certified to practice legally in NH and has been practicing for over the last three decades. She is co-founder of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) representing all midwives in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, serving one term as President of MANA. Her work to improve maternity care in Moscow, Russia, was featured on 20/20 and was written into Congressional Record. She has delivered approximately 1,200 babies safely in their own homes.
Carol is the author of the best-selling memoir, LADY'S HANDS, LION'S HEART, A MIDWIFE'S SAGA, Bad Beaver Publishing, which was awarded the Mother's Naturally award of excellence for Outstanding Book, 2008.
Carol's new book, BAD BEAVER TALES, LOVE AND LIFE ON A NEW SUSTAINABLE HOMESTEAD IN DOWNEAST MAINE, Bad Beaver Publishing, 2012 chronicles her and her husband, Tom Lajoie's informative and funny journey building their dream homestead on 400 acres of wilderness in Ellsworth, Maine. Bad Beaver is a tree farm where they are doing sustainable harvesting and Tom has a saw mill and a 19th century shingle mill there. Carol and Tom are also raising about a hundred beavers there which they argue about on a daily basis.
BAD BEAVER TALES, Volume II, SUMBITCHIN BARN, is due March 2013.
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"Carol Leonard can spin a tale beautifully. Her writing is like who she really is ... her words are spit-fire and hilarious, and filled with pain and power."
~ Lynn Richards, author of VBAC, Very Beautiful And Courageous