Raised and educated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carolyn enjoyed a career in both journalism and commercial art before retiring to pursue a love of writing and genealogy. She has been a member of Tulsa NightWriters for so many years she cannot remember exactly when she first joined, except to note in that time, many short stories have been published in seventeen anthologies.
Carolyn has garnered a number of awards, which include being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her writings reflect a childhood steeped in Civil War history and Indian lore. Her first historical fiction novel, Spirit of the Crow, was released in March 2017.
Combining her knowledge of storytelling and genealogy, Carolyn presents a variety of programs designed to inspire others to commit family stories to paper and authored the book, Preserving Family Legends for Future Generations, a 2010 First Place winner for Heartland New Day Bookfest.
Carolyn delights in her two beautiful daughters and two lively grandsons.
Visit her website, mcarolynsteele.com.