Carole Marsh (aka Carole Marsh Longmeyer) is an internationally-famous author of more than 6,000 books. Her rags-to-riches story is remarkable. Insisting she was a writer “before I was born,” this serious preemie who almost didn’t learn to read or write due to eye issues, went on to found a corporate communications/public relations company, an international educational products publishing concern, and create and write numerous book series, most notably Real Kids/Real Places Mysteries, which can be found in almost every school, library, bookstore and museum shop in America.
In 1990, Marsh and her husband put all they owned in storage and traveled to all 50 states, and then around the world, doing research, writing, photography and book collecting for three years. This formed the basis for an eventual line of major social studies curriculum products, fiction and non-fiction series, and supplemental educational products of all types.
Today the author lives on a tidal marsh in historic Beaufort, South Carolina, as well as in a small mountain community just outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her rescue dog, Coconut. When not writing, teaching, speaking or appearing at book festivals, she creates new products for Gallopade International.