Carol Malnor, author of seven books and several teacher guides for Dawn Publications, has used personal experiences to spark her many writing adventures. She based Wild Ones: Observing City Critters on her experiences with special dogs in her life. A mystical experience on a coral reef inspired her to choose the ocean as the setting for On Kiki’s Reef. And for Molly’s Organic Farm, Carol drew on her homesteading experience in Michigan’s north woods. She tapped into her passion for birding to co-author The BLUES Go Birding picture books series. When she co-authored the Earth Heroes biographical series with her husband, Bruce, she wrote the kind of biographies she wished she could have had when teaching middle school. And several teacher’s guides grew out of her personal experience using Dawn Publications’ books in both her elementary and middle school classrooms. Currently Carol writes a blog for teachers and parents at www.naturebooksforkids.com.
Written by Carol Malnor