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Carol O'Dell

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States

Carol D. O’Dell


Carol is the author of MOTHERING MOTHER, January 2007 release, ISBN# 978-1-60164-003-1 by Kunati Publishing. Her fiction and creative non-fiction, which includes short stories, articles and essays have appeared in numerous reviews, magazines and anthologies including Atlanta Magazine, Water’s Edge and The Healing Project. She is currently working on a prequel to “Mothering Mother” working title, “Now is Found,” and a young adult trilogy, working title, “When Stars Fall.” Carol speaks at conferences and community workshops on subjects pertaining to the writing process, adoption, caregiving, inspiration and spirituality.

Awards and Fellowships

Second Place Humor Award, 2001 Southeast Writers Conference
Honorable Mention, 2001 Southeast Writers Conference
Partial Fellowship, 2002 Middle Georgia University and College
Partial Fellowship, 2005 Summer Literary Series, St. Petersburg Russia
Scholarship, John Woods, 2006, Prague Summer Institute


Author’s Guild
Author’s Writer’s Programs
Georgia Writers
Zona Rosa Women Writers
First Coast Writer’s Festival Committee Member
Saint Louis Writer’s Guild
National League of American Penn Women
National Storyteller’s Society

Seminars and Workshops

Kalliope Women’s Collective
Harriett Austin Conference
First Coast Writer’s Festival
Writing in the Region Workshop
Amelia Island Book Festival and Workshops
Southeast Writer’s Workshop
Spiritual Writing Retreat with Madeleine L’Engle
Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia (fellowship)
Independent Study with Bob Stanton
Creative Nonfiction Workshops with Mark Ari/University of North Florida
Fiction I and II Workshops with Mark Ari/University of North Florida
Zona Rosa Writers (member seven years)
Middle Georgia College fiction workshop with Gail Adams and Kellie Wells
Middle Georgia College Poetry workshop with Robert Bly
Summer Literary Series, St. Petersburg, Russia (2006)
Summer Institute, Prague, Czech (2007) John Woods Fellowship

Selected Publications

1996 Max essay Hometown Delivery
1997 My Mother’s Face is a Quilt memoir excerpt O’ Georgia
1998 What I Don’t Know essay POD Medical Journal
2000 Tangles essay Georgia Writer
2001 Behind the White Line essay HER Magazine
2002 Dirt essay Jacksonville Magazine
2003 Ashes, Ashes short story Timber Creek Review
2003 Trophy Bill short story Atlanta Magazine
2003 The Game excerpt Storyteller Magazine
2003 Down the Aisle excerpt Flashquake
2003 Mother’s Bather excerpt AIM Magazine
2004 Fascination short story Atlanta Magazine
2004 Interview with Madeleine interview Penchant Magazine
2004 Ode De Ass poem Blue Moon Review
2004 Only the Two of Us l excerpt Chicken Soup/Sister’s
2005 The Hurry of the Tide short/short Southern Revival
2005 Did You See the Moon? poem Margin Magazine
2005 Writer to Writer interview Flamingo Writers.
2005 The Flash of a Smile excerpt Cup of Comfort
2006 A Toe in the Atlantic article Water’s Edge Mag.
2006 A Flash of a Smile excerpt A Cup of Comfort
2006 Letters to Self excerpt The Healing Project
2006 Cantaloupe short/short Andwerve Literary
2006 I Tried Not to Blame You poem Andwerve Literary
2006 And You Write essay Georgia Writers
2006 Interview interview St. Louis Writers

Teaching and Speaking Engagements

2003 JU Governor’s Honors Research Writing for Art Students
2004 JU Governor’s Honors The Connection Between Writing and Art
2004 First Coast Writers Festival Ten Keys To Your Writing Career
2004 First Coast Writers Festival Does Your Writing Need a Fitness Coach?
(Co-lead with free-lance editor Paula Stahel)
2004 Alterra Assisted Living Balancing Family and Caregiving
2005 Georgia Writers Narrative Nonfiction
2005 Wild Writers Query Letters and Proposals
2005 First Coast Writers Festival Narrative Nonfiction
2005 Flamingo Writers (Interview) Writer to Writer
2006 Saint Louis Writer’s Guild Getting to Know You
2006 International Exchange What Do You Love?
2006 PJ Conference A Southern Revival Night
2006 Barnes and Noble/Ladue Critique Groups: Do I Need One?
2006 Nat’l League of Am. Penn Other Days
2006 Critique Groups and Networks Build Your Dream Team


Bethany Seminary—Studies in Theology and Church Organization (1983)
Jacksonville University—BS in Liberal Arts—Double Majors in English and Fine Arts

Personal Information_______________________________________________________

149 Las Palmas Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
904.403.2186 (cell)

Interests: Art, theology, philosphy, gardening, astronomy, cooking, and travel--not to mention reading and writing.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


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