Caroline Grimm

Biography

Caroline Grimm moved to Bridgton, Maine with her family when she was seven years old. She grew up surrounded by historic houses, steeped in stories of the past, and her curiosity got the better of her. She immersed herself in local history for the sheer joy of uncovering the past lives of neighbors long gone. She wrote her first paper on the topic in high school. Since that time, she is often found haunting cemeteries, poring over fragile letters, reading crumbling newspapers, tramping across far flung battlefields, and traveling down forgotten roads. Her neighbors sum up her odd behavior by shaking their heads and saying, "She writes."

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first stories were written for my younger siblings. One of the first was written for my little sister on a very windy day. She was scared by the howling wind so we curled up in my bed and I wove a story about the good wind chasing away the bad wind. She still remembers me telling her that story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I was learning to read in school the first book I ever read on my own was called Tip. It was the story of an adorable puppy. It was followed by Tip and Mitten and The Big Show. I remember so clearly that feeling of being able to read a book by myself!
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Books

Wild Sweeps the Wind
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Series: Voices of Pondicherry, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1857, Phebe Beach, a young woman from Bridgton, Maine was coming of age, beset by the constraints of society that expected her to marry and become in her words "a stocking darner and a baby manufacturer." She shared her frustrations in a diary she began writing that year. Her lively, lighthearted descriptions of her life soon gave way to tragedy as the nation hurtled into Civil War.

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