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Carol has always felt like an outsider. She was born in North Africa to American parents and grew up in France. At age 15, her family abruptly moved to the Philadelphia area due to her mother’s deteriorating health. Her transition to American life while attending high school in a new country didn’t go smoothly, and she responded by becoming shy and withdrawn.
Carol studied International Relations and Russian at Penn State. Her involvement with Christian student groups on campus gradually helped her get out of her shell and become more self-confident.
After graduating, Carol joined the Army in search of adventure. She was stationed in exotic—for her—locations like California, Arizona, and Texas.
Since then, Carol has been living in Cracow, Poland, where she organized English language camps for many years for teenagers and now does the same for families. She’s an English teacher and a blogger. Her passion is to make the Bible understandable and applicable to everyday life—probably because it has helped her so much.
Carol enjoys taking care of her cat, Tabasco, visiting new places, watching a good murder mystery, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles—whether they win the Super Bowl or not.
For several years, Carol has been on her own adventure to publish her first novel. In everyday life, she’s an English teacher and a blogger. Carol enjoys taking care of her cat, Tabasco, visiting new places, watching a good murder mystery, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles—whether they win the Super Bowl or not.
If you would like to have Carol as a guest on your podcast or radio show, she can talk about:
- Her road to writing and being published
- Being a Missionary Kid and a Third-Culture Kid
- Helping Missionary Kids with US re-entry
Sample Interview Questions:
On Writing and Being published:
How did you first get into writing?
Describe your writing process.
What advice do you have for other beginner writers?
Have you ever wanted to give up? And if so, why didn’t you?
What motivates you to write?
What did you learn about God through your road to being published?
On her Book, How to Kill a Giant:
Tell us about your book.
What inspired you to write it?
Why did you choose to write for middle graders?
What is the message of your book?
What do you hope to leave with readers after they’ve read it?
How is the protagonist in your book based on your experience?
On Being an MK and TCK:
What was the most challenging thing about being a Missionary Kid?
What do you appreciate about being an MK?
How has being a Third Culture Kid impacted you?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a TCK?
What advice would you give to MKs and TCKs?
What advice would you give to parents of MKs and TCKs?
On helping Missionary Kids with US re-entry:
How did your US re-entry look like?
How quickly did you adjust to life in the US?
What advice would you give to other MKs/TCKs who have difficulty adjusting to life in the US?
What advice would you give to parents to help their kids adjust?
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