On the day Carol Frischmann learned to crawl, the family Doberman pinscher gripped her diapers with his teeth to prevent her tumble down a flight of stairs. Ever since, Carol, now a writer and educator, has been repaying her debt to creatures that fly, run, swim, or slither.
As a freelance writer, Carol has written five books and more than 400 articles on animals, nature, and science. Her recent book, Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care was nominated for the 2009 Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Carol teaches writing as well as workshops that explore her book topics.
Carol earned a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and a B.A. in Science Education from Duke University. She has taught high school science, worked in zoos, museums, and a wildlife hospital, had a career in high technology, and has returned to her first loves—writing and teaching, now an adjunct professor at Chemeketa College. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Carol resides in Portland, Oregon with a grumpy African Grey parrot.