About Carol

Carol Karels is a writer, author, public speaker, marketing specialist, and a registered nurse. A midwest native, she graduated from Chicago's Cook County School of Nursing and has a degree in History from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle. She was an ER nurse on Chicago's west side for ten years. She changed careers and moved to the East Coast in 1984, and has been living in Leonia, New Jersey since then. She's had over twenty years experience in sales, marketing, public relations, and book production.

Carol had her first byline at fifteen, while writing for a suburban Chicago newspaper chain. Since then she has written software documentation, sales and marketing newsletters, school publications, a weekly newspaper column for five years, and eight books. As the Leonia, New Jersey historian, she wrote four books on Leonia history, led tours, and prepared numerous exhibits. She has received several historic preservation commendations including one for her 2007 book The Revolutionary War in Bergen County. Her book Cooked: An Inner City Nursing Memoir received an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2005.

As a self publishing consultant, she's helped dozens of writers fulfill their lifelong dream of getting their books into print. You can order her books or book her as a speaker by clicking here.

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