Carole's Bio

Carole Calladine, MSSA, LISW is in the second half of life. She writes out of an innate fascination with relationships, life stages, and choices. As a family life educator and workshop leader, she enjoys sharing and learning with others. Her master’s degree in social service administration is from Case Western Reserve University and her undergraduate honor's degree is from the State University of Iowa. She is represented by Victoria A. Selvaggio, Literary Agent/Partner, Storm Literary Agency.

Her interest in writing has produced three books:
  • Raising Siblings…Raising Brothers and Sisters without Raising the Roof, on family harmony.
  • One Terrific Year: Supporting Your Kids Through the Ups and Downs of Their Year, on the annual, repetitive themes of childhood.
  • Second Story Woman, on needed midlife changes triggered by a diagnosis of diabetes.

Carole belongs to three writers' groups for camaraderie, critiques, and courage. To encourage creativity, Carole became a Soul Collage® facilitator in 2011, combining her loves of Jungian psychology and mining for personal insight through images and words. She is a member of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Northern Ohio and formerly served as the photography coordinator.

Carole resides in Rocky River, Ohio with her husband, Andrew.

Phone: 1-440-895-9572