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

Haiku to the arrival of spring

Spring inspires poetic thoughts and emotions. Here’s a Haiku tribute to the migrating birds I saw during a recent walk.   Cedar waxwings come. Aristocratic bandits, Harbingers of spring   A flock of Cedar waxwings let me get reasonably close for this picture. Several more flitted in nearby crab apple…

Ten million years – Sandhill cranes awe and inspire

Ten million years The Platte River is wide and shallow. The perfect overnight spot for Sandhill cranes. Sun shimmers on a river one mile wide, three inches deep. The Platte River stretches wide beneath the skies, offering refuge to weary travelers, as it’s done for 10 million years. And the…

Writing fields lie fallow – Where will this lead?

When I sent my manuscript off to find an agent, I looked forward to taking a breather from the intense writing regimen I’d maintained for the last several years. In the past, each time I finished a book project, I knew what I’d write next. This time I didn’t. Who…

 
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