Expanded Biography: Carol Forsloff began her journalism career in Portland, Oregon as high school newspaper advertising and features editor and yearbook editor, then journalist for the Portland State College newspaper while taking college courses in the field. She went on to secure a double major at the University of Washington in both political science and writing/journalism. She has returned to Oregon after living in Hawaii nearly 30 years and another 6 in Louisiana where she edited one of a town’s newspapers in central Louisiana. She still enjoys on-the-ground-reporting in the traditional old style journalism of bootstrap work.
Most of all, Carol enjoys teaching and developing the skills of others, either through coaching, lectures, written essays, forums and discussion groups. She has been a journalism instructor at Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, a town where she was co-editor of the print edition of a multicultural community newspaper called The Real Views and editor of its online edition.
Writing, as Carol’s special passion, has spanned a variety of venues, from children’s stories and poetry early in her career, along with news stories in education, writing for scholarly journals in education and counseling arenas. She has written articles for community newspapers for nearly 50 years, including The News in Honolulu, the Proof is in the Puddin’, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Seattle PI, the Honolulu Advertiser as well as articles for specialty magazines in forensics, law and education.
Carol has had five books in print, now being updated with additional material for both Amazon Kindle, pdf and print editions. Her writing interests include vocational counseling, education, life care planning, and forensics as well as social commentaries.
Online Carol’s articles have been published by Yahoo News, Digital Journal, and Op-Ed, along with her regular work for publications where she has been principal editor.
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