I was born Carol Christina McLaughlin in Grass Valley, CA, 1948. As a young girl, I enjoyed exploring the woods near my home. The woods created the setting for my children’s fiction “Tales of Wonder Woods”. At the age of ten, my father found employment in Rocklin, CA; we relocated there. I married Ken Smith in 1967. There were four children born in our marriage and later, eight grandchildren.
I love travel and adventure. I have hiked into the Grand Canyon; I ventured into a back packing trip in a dormant volcano “Haleakala”; other adventures included a trip to Alberta Canada; a trip into the wilds of Alaska and other great places.
Tales of Wonder Woods began as a story I told to my grandson Val. In 2009, I began to write “Tales of Wonder Woods”. The book was completed in 2019. I believe in my book and feel strongly that “Tales of Wonder Woods” is good reading for kids in this particular era. Now that I am retired, I am writing another children’s fiction about the Antebellum period into the Civil War.