Carol s book evolves into a page turner, not because of high drama but rather because we come to care for this little girl who is living a good, simple life that has evaporated. --Mary Kay Shanley, author, 'She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes' and 'The Memory Box'
Carol's book celebrates a unique and important time in the history of rural America. Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl is up on my bookshelf where I keep all the books I enjoy re-reading, and that is the highest compliment I can give it. --Mark Pearson, host of the Public Television show Market to Market and co-host of the Big Show on WHO Radio
If you have ever milked cows, made hay, wondered about Santa Claus, or had your dad shush you at the noon dinner table while the markets were on, you will identify with these situations. --Lee Kline, farm broadcaster, WHO Radio
About the Author
Carol Bodensteiner is a writer who finds inspiration in the places, people, culture, and history of the Midwest. Born in Iowa and raised on her family's dairy farm, Carol grew up with a love of the land and an appreciation for family that form the foundation of her writing. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University, Carol built a successful career in public relations consulting before turning to creative writing. She is a regular participant in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Carol blogs about writing, her prairie, gardening, and whatever in life interests her at the moment. Her writing has been published in several anthologies. She published her memoir GROWING UP COUNTRY in 2008. Her debut novel GO AWAY HOME was published in 2014.