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About Carol J. Alexander

About Carol J. Alexander

Since 2007, my work has been published in BackHome, Grit, Hobby Farms, Urban Farm, From Scratch, Home Education, The Old Schoolhouse, and in regional parenting magazines all over North America.

As a former columnist for my local newspaper, several highly trafficked blogs and a national magazine, I understand the meaning of a deadline. Discipline, attention to detail, research and interviewing skills have made it possible for my writing to reach millions of readers.

As editor of Shenandoah Living magazine, I edited stories about people and communities in the most beautiful place in the world—the Shenandoah Valley. I worked with a team of writers to keep a full editorial calendar, reviewed query letters and made assignments, assigned photographers and made appropriate selections from their submissions, and collaborated with layout and design on the perfect placement of stories, ads and photographs to bring readers a stunning experience of their world.

In 2012, I published a series of unit studies for homeschoolers and involved parents called Lessons from the Homestead. Written to show parents how to teach their children academic skills alongside their farm chores, each study features over 50 lessons in math, science, language, and more.

In 2014, I published Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals. This five-star rated book shows the busy homesteading homemaker how to prepare her food at harvest time so she spends less time making supper the rest of the year.

And in 2015, I developed Break into Magazine Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Published. This five-week course takes new writers from generating story ideas to writing a query letter that sells.