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Meet Carole Townsend

Carole TownsendCarole Townsend has been a newspaper correspondent and blogger for nearly twenty years.

Also an award-winning author of six books, she has established a reputation as both an ardent
researcher and an engaging writer.

In 2017, Carole was awarded the honor of Finalist – Georgia Author of the Year, for her book
Blood in the Soil. She was named 2022 Georgia Author of the Year for her fifth book, The History
of Peachtree Corners. She was awarded the 2022 Whitworth-Flanigan Award for that same

Since 2014, Carole has enjoyed working with aspiring writers, teaching workshops in the
metropolitan Atlanta area. Several of her students have gone on to write and publish their books. Others have successfully pursued careers as professional writers in some other capacity.


Townsend is a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her books are rooted in
the deep South, mainly in Georgia and in its rich history. Carole has been a guest on CNN, FOX,
NPR, and other major network news and talk shows to discuss her books and related topics.
Find out more about Carole Townsend by visiting 

Carole Townsend.com 



“I took Carole’s writing workshop a few years ago at the suggestion of a mutual writer friend. Carole’s warm personality created an inviting place to explore the writing process and nurture our individual voice. The direction of her individual and group exercises helped get the creative juices flowing and nudged us to delve deeper into our budding ideas. The
intimate setting allowed for lots of individual feedback. I don’t have a degree in writing or journalism, but this workshop helped give me the confidence to explore writing professionally. I can honestly say that taking her workshop changed the course of my life. I even have my first book project completed that will release November 30th”

– Tiffany B

“Whether you’re a writer looking for creative inspiration or publishing advice, Carole Townsend’s Writing Workshop is a must. Carole is not only a critically acclaimed author, she also deeply cares about adding value to the writing process. Talking through stumbling blocks or challenges with Carole and my classmates inspired me to complete my book. I’d highly recommend her workshop!”

– Camille B