Carol Bodensteiner is a writer who finds inspiration in the places, people, culture, and history of the Midwest. After a successful career in public relations consulting, she turned to creative writing. She blogs about writing, her prairie, gardening, and whatever in life interests her at the moment at her website. She published her memoir, Growing Up Country, in 2008. Lake Union Publishing acquired her debut novel, Go Away Home, and re-launches it on July 7, 2015.