About Carolina (Morwyn and Caroline, too!)

We authors are generally shy folks, more comfortable alone in our offices banging on keyboards than tooting our horns in public.  However, we understand that to connect better with our readers we need to communicate some information about ourselves. So here’s the lowdown on me.

My roots are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, but I now call Boulder, Colorado home. I’m a Latin Americanist with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Luso-Brazilian Studies. I’ve also lived and worked in Brazil (as a Fulbright fellow), Mexico, Portugal (as a Gulbenkian fellow), Spain, England, Wales, and Scotland, and speak 5 languages (some better than others!). So I guess you could say that I’ve been around the block a few times!

For a while I was a professor at Brown and Pittsburgh universities, and have been a master intercultural trainer and assessor delivering training programs to business people and their families relocating around the world. These days, I keep pretty busy writing my fiction and nonfiction books and landscaping my 1/2 acre garden.

From the picture on this page with its mountain backdrop, you can probably deduce that I live steps away from the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Just like my sleuth Issy Castillo, I like to run and hike in the Foothills. I also enjoy gardening on my half-acre lot and remodeling my home. If truth be told, I’m also the guardian of three very spoiled cats and a menagerie of squirrels, and other birds, with crows being my favorites. Foxes, deer, raccoons, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, and an occasional skunk also manage to roam around the property. Last year I even found a 400-pound bear lounging on the hood of my car!

To date, I’ve written 14 books, edited one, and translated another. Three of my books have won national awards (Colorado Authors League, Book Expo America, and International New Age Trade Show). People often ask me, “Why so many pseudonyms?” It’s because I write in so many different areas. Morwyn writes on the esoteric subjects and sometimes on Brazilian folk religions, Carolina Dow writes Hispanic mysteries in English and in Spanish, and Caroline—well, Caroline simply writes about what interests her.

Right now I’m excited about my Issy Castillo contemporary Latina mystery series, for which I have a 3-book contract. Scent of Murder, Book 1, will be available June, 2024. Besides the mystery, it includes a whole lot of fun information about aromatherapy, one of my favorite subjects.

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