Carol Bodensteiner

About me

I find inspiration in the places, people, culture and history of the Midwest United States. I’ve long been an avid reader of historical fiction. My first step into writing history was my memoir: Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl, published in 2008. My first novel to be published in 1914, is set in World War 1-era Iowa.

From my website

Incredible Women in Historical Fiction

As Alex Myers wrote his book Revolutionary, the story of a woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Continental army during the Revolutionary war, he found himself wondering what women his character would have met. That led him to creating the list of 10 Absolutely Incredible…

Six thoughts on seeking advance book reviews

Laying the foundation for a strong launch. The manuscript of my historical novel Go Away Home was edited and ready to publish in February. With today’s technology, I could have had the book on sale in a matter of days. But I didn’t. Instead, I set the launch for July…

Leap of Faith – New from Michele Shriver

Iowa author presents a story of healing and second chances. I’m pleased to share the platform today with Michele Shriver, an Iowa author I met through social media.  Michele caught the writing bug in sixth grade when she threatened to write a whole book after the class received the assignment…

 
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