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Carol Wall


Carol Wall

A graduate of Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University, Carol has taught high school English in both public and private schools in Tennessee and Virginia. Carol Wall’s articles and essays centering on family life have been popular features in publications such as Southern Living Magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than twenty years. An accomplished public speaker, Carol served as Writer-in-Residence for Roanoke County Schools, where high school audiences learned to look forward to her entertaining and engaging presentations.

Her professional life has unfolded against the backdrop of a busy household where the Walls’ three children were joined by a teenage foster son and exchange students from Lithuania and Croatia.

Carol is active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization which boasts 250,000 members worldwide and provides college scholarships for women. She sings second soprano in an eight-member women’s ensemble at her church.

She and her husband have three grown children, three beautiful granddaughters, and a grandson. They make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Carol has been battling Stage 4 breast cancer since 2008. MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING is her first book.


Carol Wall

Books by Carol Wall

by Carol Wall - Memoir, Nonfiction

One day, Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. Before long, Giles Owita is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.