Carole Marshall is a former Peninsula Daily Newscolumnist. She also wrote feature stories for American Profile, a national magazine. Two of those stories were selected for HarperCollins book, Hometown Heroes, published in 2007. She has published two novels, Dearestand Reading to Jane. Her nonfiction work includes Maximum Fitness-Minimum Risk, a Simple How-to Wellness Guide for Folks with Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD and a warmly honest sharing of loss in The Magnificent Quiet – Losing a Loved One, An Open Letter. She has also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Carole is a graduate of the University of Washington Extension Writers’ Program: Nonfiction Writing and studied photography while living in CA. Also a certified personal trainer (retired), she writes health and fitness articles available on books and articles page. An animal advocate, Carole regularly adds to her CRITTERS ALL pet poetry and photo gift collection, Born in the Bronx, New York she currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with husband Jim and two very spoiled critters.