Carol A. Zaslow

Hello, my name is Carol. Yes, Patti and I met as "incubator babies".

While I was growing up in Westwood, CA, Patti was growing up in Beverly Hills, CA. I remember attending her Sweet Sixteen birthday party! I attended University of Southern California where I majored in English, Social Sciences and Education. I taught kindergarten and first grade at Inglewood's Title 1 Schools for several years. I stayed home to raise two daughters. Always, I have loved being involved with children. I started a D.A.R.E. program at the elementary school, volunteered as a Brownie Troop Leader and Room Mother, PTA President, and started the Community Service and Service Learning Program at my children's school.

Patti and I reconnected at a Community Service Lunch and we've been dear friends ever since. Although we had been out of touch for a long while, we marveled at our similarities. We each had become  PTA Presidents, created and run Community Service programs, had little French poodles named "Jolie" as children, and even had the same wallpaper in our adult homes. Incredible, yes?! Becoming writing partners for children's stories just came naturally!   We served on the Board of a nonprofit organization, BookEnds. There we ran The Scrabble Challenge fundraiser for six years to support literacy and "kids helping kids" to get books. My husband and I have been married for over 40 years and have an adorable Bichon Frise puppy named "Zoe".

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