lesa holstine

For 24 years, Carolyn J. Rose worked in television newsrooms in Little Rock, Arkansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Eugene, Oregon; and Vancouver, Washington. As a news writer, researcher, producer and assignment editor, she saw what went on behind the scenes before reports went on the air, and got to hear the stories behind the stories. Carolyn grew up in the New York's Catskill Mountains and got into television by accident. With a degree from the University of Arizona in English and Education, she intended to be a teacher, but left graduate school for Volunteers in Service to America and two years working with low-income groups around Little Rock. When her term of service was up, she moved on to write commercials for KATV television. Tiring of trying to find new ways to say "low prices," she convinced the news director to take her on as a researcher and assignment desk assistant. Several years later, purely on a whim, she drove to Albuquerque with a friend and got a job with KOAT and later with KRQE, writing and producing nightly newscasts. During this time, she met her husband Mike and, a few years later, lured by misty forests and the roar of the surf, they headed for Eugene, Oregon. Carolyn became a news producer with KVAL and she and Mike joined a writers' critique group led by Elizabeth Lyon, author of The Sell Your Novel Toolkit. They began writing individually and together. Carolyn was a regular contributor to Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine until it folded, and has been published in Dogwood Tales Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Seventeen, and the Eugene Register-Guard. Carolyn is now a substitute teacher in Vancouver, Washington.