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Carol Weis is a freelance writer and editor, an amatuer photographer and obsessive bike rider. She once dabbled in theater, ran a restaurant kitchen and a home-baking business, and now writes poetry, essays, memoir, and children’s books. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Salon, xoJane, Literary Mama, Good Housekeeping, CosmoThe FixScary Mommy, The Manifest-Station, and numerous other venues, and has been read as commentary on NPR. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, DIVORCE PAPERSand the Simon & Schuster children’s book, WHEN THE COWS GOT LOOSE.

 

Carol also works as a writer-in-residence in local schools as part of the Creative Minds Initiative sponsored by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has been working on two memoirs, one with her daughter, Maggie, about their struggles as a teen and recovering mom, and one on her own, about her substance use and recovery. You can follow Carol on Facebook, or on Twitter, where she chronicles life in six-words.  

 

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