Welcome to The Book Connection, Carole. It's a pleasure to have you with us.
Where did you grow up?
Southern California, attended UCLA.
When did you begin writing?
I wrote a great deal before I met my husband, but I didn’t write much during the 20+ years we were together. Since he died five years ago I’ve published 2 books and I’m finishing a third.
This book tells the story of those who have spent their adult lives making South Africa a better place for those who were the country’s most disadvantaged.
What inspired you to write it?
Five years ago when I lost my husband, mother, and brother within thirty days of one another, I thought my life was over. After a few months of trying to understand what my life going forward should look like I determined to do something positive. I volunteered to teach business principles to charities in the black townships of South Africa. I was there for three months and met some amazing men and women. We agreed I would return the following year to write a book about them. The Human Spirit is that book.
Do you have an agent or are you looking for one?
I had one for more than a year but he couldn’t find a publisher. I would always prefer to have an agent.
Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Author House.
Do you have a website and/or blog where readers can find out more?
The Human Spirit – Apartheid’s Unheralded Heroes has a website at: www.thehumanspirit-thebook.com
What is the best investment you have made in promoting your book?
Virtual Book Tours
What is up next for you?
I am finishing the sequel to When Stars Align that carries the characters and their offspring through WW I.