Carolyn McSparren's grandfather held her on a horse when she was two. That moment began a love affair with horses that has continued all her life, even when she lived in cities where the only horses she saw were either pulling carriages through the park or maintaining crowd control.
Although she longed for her own horse when she was a teenager, her parents couldn't afford to buy or keep one, so she set her dream aside. While in graduate school at the University of North Carolina life intervened. Carolyn fell in love, married and followed her new husband overseas.
After five years in Europe, Carolyn returned to the States with her Army officer husband, a fourteen-year-old step-daughter, and what the British call "a bun in the oven." She earned her Master's Degree from the University of Memphis, then became a developer of continuing education programs in business.
After her first published book, a Superromance titled, The Only Child, she has gone on to publish ten more. She's won two Maggie Awards, been nominated for two RITA awards, and two Golden Heart awards. She's served as president of the River City Romance Writers, and is founder and first president of Malice in Memphis, a chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Carolyn lives in the country outside Memphis, TN with her daughter, Megan, her husband of 38 years, George, three horses, four cats, and a basset hound. Over the years Carolyn has known many veterinarians, farriers, trainers, riders, dog and cat fanciers, and general animal people, all of whom love to tell stories.
Thus, All God's Creatures was born.
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