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

When did you start to read? How did you learn?

I don’t remember how I learned to read. What I do know is that I could read from earliest memory. Books were part of my life, from comics in the daily paper to Saturday-morning trips to the library, from word games to the Weekly Reader summer book club. I was…

Armistice Signed & My Grandfather Died – 99 years ago

Ninety-nine years ago, on November 11, 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice to end fighting in the First World War. On that same day, my grandfather Carl died. My grandfather did not, however, die in battle. Carl Jensen signed up for service, as all American men did when…

Rolling out a new website design – Come take a look

Drum roll, please. Today I’m excited to unveil a fresh new, mobile-friendly look for my website – Sparks of prairie color bring life to new design. As I move closer to the launch of my next novel, it’s time to revisit all my marketing tools. My website topped the…

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