Carole Morris-Pinnell is an Adjunct Professor at Flathead Valley Community College in addition to being a full time Instructional Specialist in the Language Arts Lab. She is married to an outstanding, brilliant man and the mother of two grown awe-inspiring children. Carole believes that her finest accomplishment is being the grandmother to three… delightfully, enchanting grandbabies. Presently, now that her human children are grown, she is the proud parent of a Great Dane and an African Grey Parrot.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
First and foremost, my family is all the inspiration that I need to get out of bed each day. In addition to my family being a motivator, there is my overt curiosity as to what God has in store for me...each and every day. My pets are the cheerleaders that get me moving, as they hover over my bed pitifully waiting to be fed. The icing on the proverbial cake, is being able to teach at a community college...I love working with students and interacting with them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Living in the hills of Montana...I spend my time outside breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the fact that my nearest neighbor is fifteen miles away. Watching the elk, moose, bear and other Montana wildlife from my porch is always awe inspiring.. In addition, I play the piano...howl at the moon and enjoy swirling oil or acrylic paint on a canvas.
Arianna Smith is a young, non-tenured professor at Kalispell Community College. She is trying to be pious and professor-like with her eyes on the tenure ball--but her personality gets in the way. She's just not a rule-follower.
With Montana's vivid landscape as its backdrop, this story is full of suspense and humor and an insight into a culture that is uniquely Montana.