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LITERARY CHAMELEON: Have Genres, Will Travel
The author of almost sixty novels-—mainstream, mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction and women’s fiction—-Carole has been nominated for or won more than fifty writing awards. Many of her short stories have been reprinted in “Year’s Best” collections.
She holds RT Book Reviews magazine's Lifetime Achievement Awards for Versatility and Mystery writing. The magazine also honored her in its first “Pioneer of Publishing” awards.
Her New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes, launched the first mystery/suspense series to feature a Sherlockian woman protagonist, Irene Adler.
Carole also writes two bestselling series set in a Las Vegas worlds apart.
The alphabetically titled contemporary Midnight Louie, feline PI, mysteries are heading toward 27 entries with Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta now out. Carole calls them "cozy-noir." (“Remington Steele with two couples and a cat”... and an international terrorism subplot.) Louie's novels and short stories have snagged numerous Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion awards.
The action-packed Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies are set in a 2013 Vegas from Hell where werewolf and immortality mobs and demon drug lords wreak havoc.
Carole enjoys mixing adventure, mystery, fantasy, romance, humor and heart with satire and underlying social issues. As a journalist, she won many Newspaper Guild of the Twin Cities awards and an Honorable Mention in the national Catherine L. O’Brien Award (one of 10 in a field of 2,000), for an article on the destitute elderly.
In college, she was a finalist in Vogue magazine’s long-standing Prix de Paris writing competition for women college seniors (one of 12 in a national field of 2,000), once won by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
So, naturally, she's a vintage clothing fashionista who also collects homeless cats and dogs.