Carol Baldwin

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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Writer, Educational Consultant
Location Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Introduction Since I was a child, I have loved reading and have maintained a journal off and on for more than 40 years. My book, "Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8" (Maupin House, 2007) reflects these twin passions of reading and writing. "If you want to write, read!" My debut YA novel, "Half-Truths," is coming out through Monarch Educational Services in June 2025. I co-publish the "Talking Story" newsletter with Rebecca Wheeler and coordinate the blog for Write2Ignite.
Interests In addition to writing, teaching writing, and blogging, I love listening to books on CDs, biking or golfing with my husband Creighton, reading and playing with my grandchildren, planting flowers, and eating chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
Favorite Movies West Side Story, anything romantically sad. A plus if it's historical too.
Favorite Music Classical, bluegrass
Favorite Books Inkheart, Inkspell, Airborne, Al Capone Does My Shirts, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Moves Make the Man, Hiroshima, The Bomb, Grapes of Wrath, The River Between Us, Mudbound

I grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and moved to Charlotte, NC in 1986 when I married my husband, Creighton. I became step-mother to Leslie and Lindsey and then we had three more daughters: Lisa, Lori, & Lydia. I now have 5 granddaughters and 4 grandsons-who I love reading books to! My husband and I recently returned to Charlotte after living in Greenville, NC and Greenville, SC.