Carol Grace has had a love affair with words all of her life. She began writing poetry when she was six years old. Of course, those early poems were about Christmas bells, stars, princesses and everything rhymed.
When she was around ten years old, her aunt bought her and her sister a membership in a monthly book club, and one of the books they received was an anthology of the greatest loved American poems. In this book, Carol found what would become the wellspring of her life, and although work and family intruded, she still found time to write the occasional poem.
In the 1980's Carol entered college and while taking Creative Writing classes she began writing many of the poems which appear in "Reflections of a Life Well Spent." People have said Carol's poetry touches something deep inside of every woman's soul, and that her poetry paints a picture. Carol's wish is that her poetry will not only help you to remember your childhood, but will help you live every day to the fullest, wasting not a minute. Although Carol's poems are often about the commonplace in life, she urgently wishes that you know and believe that you are not common, but that each of you has a special place in this world.
Carol's early influences were Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and Maya Angelou, and the contemporary poets whom she enjoys include Billy Collins, Charles Simic, Richard Hugo, and Arkansas poets Miller Williams and Harding Stedler. Carol's philosophy about writing is if she writes ten poems, three will be good, three will be something she can build upon, three will never see the light of day, and one will undoubtedly be the best poem she has ever written. In other words, the only way to write good poetry is read, read, read, and write, write, write.