Welcome to another post in my series about published writers who help other writers.
Carol Bodensteiner is a writer who finds inspiration in the places, people, culture and history of the Midwest.
After a successful career in public relations consulting (she is professionally accredited by the Public Relations Society of America in 1985 and spent 23 years as public relations advisor), Carol turned to creative writing. She blogs about writing, her prairie, gardening, and whatever in life interests her at the moment. She published a memoir GROWING UP COUNTRY: MEMORIES OF AN IOWA FARM GIRL in 2008. Her debut novel GO AWAY HOME was published in July, 2014.
GO AWAY HOME is the story of a young woman’s quest for independence and the right to decide her own future. A family scandal closely followed by tragedy ties Liddie Treadway ever more tightly to the family farm she yearns to escape. When she is finally free of her old life, she seems for a moment to have it all — the opportunity for global travel, unlimited adventures, and new passions. But the reappearance of an old friend leads her to question her choices and her future. Set in pre-World War One Iowa, GO AWAY HOME is the timeless story of the fragility of what seems secure and stable and the discovery of what a woman’s heart truly wants.
Carol has recently blogged about pertinent book marketing topics helpful to writers, including:
Thank you, Carol, for sharing your expertise, and I wish great success with your novel launch. You prove my theory that the Midwest is not just a vast empty space to fly over on the way to the other coast; it’s where the very nicest people spend a good part, or even all, of their meaningful, passionate lives.
What do you think of, when you hear the word Midwest?