Carolyn Astfalk

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Carolyn Astfalk lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania where the scent on the morning breeze carries either chocolate or manure depending on wind direction and atmospheric conditions.

A Pittsburgh native, Carolyn carries her Yinzer card with pride, having interned at Pittsburgh’s iconic TV and radio stations KDKA and WDVE. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she majored in Latin and Broadcast Journalism.

A cradle Catholic, Carolyn was raised mainly at church basement rummage sales and other parish-sponsored events. She worked her way up to "pup girl" at weekly Bingo and even served as a parish organist for several years. Having reached the apex of parish ministry, she moved to the state capital to advance her churchy career.

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Carolyn Astfalk I've not experienced true writer's block. If I'm stumped, free writing will usually do the trick. Just put down all the crazy ideas as they tumble out…moreI've not experienced true writer's block. If I'm stumped, free writing will usually do the trick. Just put down all the crazy ideas as they tumble out and worry about clean up later. My biggest "block" is a lack of time.(less)
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“Asimov” by M.T. Astfalk, Jr.

Last week, I published my oldest daughter’s story, “My Captain.” This week, it’s my seventeen-year-old son’s “Asimov,” a short science fiction piece for which he received a Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award.









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