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

Can you believe your eyes?

Seeing something with your own eyes is proof. Right? At one time or another, most of us have said: “Seeing is believing.” or “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Drifts pile 20-30 feet high – ideal for sledding and snowboarding. We’ve also said the opposite when reality goes against…

What’s the value of taking a closer look?

“You have got to be kidding,” I whispered when I drove past the Cadillac Ranch west of Amarillo, Texas. The famous line of ten Cadillacs planted front bumpers in the ground and rear bumpers in the air was barely visible in the distance. A tribute to America’s love of driving? I…

Soaking in natural beauty

Some places encourage – perhaps even demand – that a person stop thinking, stop talking, and simply soak in nature. Sedona, Arizona, is one of them. I had the pleasure of spending two days this past week in the natural beauty of red rock splendor. A Pink Jeep Tour was…

 
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