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Carol Fiore

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Carol Fiore holds three university degrees and is a licensed pilot. She donates most of the proceeds from the sale of "Countdown" to environmental charities. She maintains a scholarship which sends kids to Space Camp, in her husband's memory; read about him in "Flight through Fire."

She loves to hear from readers and is happy to answer your questions. Visit her website at www.carolfiore.com

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Carol Fiore Hi Mia! That's an excellent question. I draw on life experiences--the people I meet, the journeys I've taken, the animals I have cared for and…moreHi Mia! That's an excellent question. I draw on life experiences--the people I meet, the journeys I've taken, the animals I have cared for and studied. Several of the characters in "Countdown" are loosely based on real people.

As a former humane educator, I taught "troubled" high school kids and was inspired by their love of animals, but concerned about their apathy toward environmental change. The character of Skye was inspired by the teens I want so much to encourage.

My background in conservation and science motivated me to weave actual facts into a fun plot. I call it "hidden" learning. In order to be accurate about the settings in the book, I traveled to the Australian Outback, and I hiked the Milford Track in New Zealand--my notebook and pen in one hand. I lived in Colorado, where the book begins. "Countdown" took seven years to publish, dozens of rewrites, multiple editors, and advice from many teens.

Perhaps more than anything else, I was inspired by animals I have tried my whole life to save--like prairie dogs, my favorite mammals; I hoped to raise awareness for their plight. I have had a 30 year love for the New Zealand kea, an amazingly brilliant bird that I had the great honor of caring for as a former bird zoo keeper. That is why I give 100% of my NZ royalties to the Kea Conservation Trust. As I am so fond of saying, I can live with less money, but I can't live in a world without kea (their numbers, sadly, are continuing to decline). I give over half of my US royalties to other environmental nonprofits.

All the best to you and thanks for your question!

For the planet (and the kea),
Carol(less)
Carol Fiore For me, running is the key. I'm often inspired when I'm out on the road. My head clears, and I am usually able to tackle writing after a long run.
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Flight Through Fire

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Greetings, readers!

A Grief Workbook for Skeptics: Surviving Loss without Religion is for nonbelievers, primarily atheists. I recommend reading reviews from the nonreligious community: Freethought Radio, Richard Dawkins, The Friendly Atheist, and the like. As with any book of this nature, attacks by religious folks are bound to happen!I would be happy to answer any questions you have. I invite y... Read more of this blog post »
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Every person who loves America must read this

I read this short book straight through, without moving from my chair. I will be thinking about Mr. Snyder's words for a long time.

My US Air Force F-15 pilot husband defended this country in two wars, and
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is beautifully written, with humor and warmth. It helps to be a bit of a techie as there are lots of computer references. It's about friendship and dedication and passion. Highly recommended and I'm not giving it aw ...more
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" Hi All,

I'm Carol Fiore, a local Tucson author, humbly suggesting my latest release "Countdown, Book One - The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy."

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