About Mrs. Brown

Laughing, Carol relates, “I began telling stories when I had enough brothers to make an audience!” (She has four brothers and one sister!) She and her husband reside in Grand Rapids, MI. with Carol’s elderly mother. They have two daughters on the west coast and five grandchildren. Carol was raised in a rural farming community in Iowa. She enjoys reading, nature and music, playing the piano, knitting, crocheting, painting and telling stories! As a retired educator, “I can dedicate myself to knitting sweaters and spinning yarns!

She received her B.A. in anthropology and languages in 1968, teaching certification in 1972 and while her children were small, she substituted in the local elementary school and was a stay-at-home Mom.  In 1986, she received her M.A. in College Instruction with special emphasis in English as a Second Language and taught E.S.L at North Idaho Jr. College, Gonzaga University, and Whitworth College.  She joined her husband at Elijah House, Inc., Post Falls, ID as Education Director in 1989.  In 1995 she retired due to difficulties that were later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis.”

She does readings of any of the Sassy Pants Series stories.

She visits classrooms and discusses the writing process, illustrating various points with excerpts of the stories.

She is available to speak to groups interested in child development, especially the issue of identity and the part teachers can play in forming a child's sense of self, relating various issues to the Sassy Pants stories.

She can speak to how high sensitivity impacts parenting.

Contact Carol for speaking to your group at:  godsheart@comcast.net.