Caroline Bankart


Caroline is a young author who resides in Wilderness, South Africa. She enjoys singing, cycling and drinking tea.

Diagnosed with early onset Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was six (though currently in remission), Caroline has years of experience with chronic joint pain. Her childhood inspired the creation of her first published children's poem, 'Carrie the Limping Lion'.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
'Carrie the Limping Lion' is based loosely on my childhood experiences with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My hope is that by reading the poem, 'normal' children will understand chronic pain and hidden illnesses a little better, which would allow the kids dealing with these issues to be more easily accepted and befriended by their peers. Chronic pain can be a very lonely thing to go through, and I'd like to make a small difference, if I can, by educating people about the condition.
What are you working on next?
I have a concept for a children's story cookbook that I've already written a lot of content for... I just need to figure out the ending and put together the recipes. I started working on it quite a long time ago, and Francois (my fiancé and illustrator) has already drawn up a few of the characters.
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Where to find Caroline Bankart online


This member has not published any books.