Society of
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Speaker Profile - Carol Cole


Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: No
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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I started writing short mystery, crime and romance stories for magazines and ezines back in 2004. I have stories in four anthologies. I am a physical therapist working in a school system in Virgina and one of the special education teachers told me "You work in a school, you should write for kids." I started a picture book in 2007, and after many revisions and multiple critiques at SCBWI conferences, I have a contract with Sylvan Dell Publishers.  

My picture book, The Penguin Lady is due to be published Feb 12,2012. 2/19/12 - The Penguin Lady is now available at, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million and at Sylvan Dell. It has been published as a hard cover, paperback and ebook in both English and Spanish.

2019 - I retired as a physical therapist and have been working on several other picture books. I'[m available for school visits where I bring along my life-size inflated Emperor Penguin.

Presentation Description:
Reading my book while it's projected on a larger screen. Two Power Point Presentation. Several Penguin videos. Audience participation with 5 students chosen ahead of time by their teachers. Finishing up with Q & A session,