The Temple Maiden was inspired by two real life events for Carol. “The first was a trip to Oaxaca Mexico, including Monte Alban where I saw and photographed a turquoise encrusted skull. The second event was a pleasant exchange with a Mexican chamber maid in my hotel room during some travels to California. It’s often disparate and seemingly random snippets that can add up to a new work. That was the case with The Temple Maiden.”
In 2013, Carol was nominated for a Micro Award for her Flash Fiction piece Mother, A True Story; Father, a Lie by the editor of Blink Ink.
Links to Carol’s other published works can be found on her blog.