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

How important is staying plugged in?

“Is it plugged in?” That was the first question tech support always asked back when computers were new and I called to find out why the alien on my desk wouldn’t work. Dutifully, I’d untangle my feet from the writhing morass of cords under my desk and track the computer…

Courage – Would you have enough?

Harriet Tubman – abolitionist who liberated more than 700 slaves. Harriet Tubman. Oskar Shindler. Esther. People iconic for their courage and the bold actions they took to save the lives of others, actions that put their own lives at risk. Every time I hear a story about someone who stands…

You just never know

The unplanned-for route may be the right road after all. If you just spent four years in college to become a teacher, would you take a secretarial position instead? I did and found myself on a path loaded with unexpected opportunities. After graduating in 1972 with a degree in speech…

 
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