About the Author
Caroline was born Karolina Kurzova on April 2, 1966 in the town of Pisek in a country that at
the time was known as Czechoslovakia. In 1969 she followed her parents to Canada and settled
at the tender age of three years in Hamilton Ontario. Even at an early age she knew she wanted
to be a writer and most notably a poet. Her paternal grandfather was Josef Kurz, a Czech poet
and writer whose work was sponsored by the founder of Bata Shoes. His book “Songs of the
Sun” was published in 1936 followed by a second volume of poetry “Through Darkness to
Light”. Unfortunately, his work was banned by the ruling Communist Regime and he died just
weeks before the Velvet Revolution, never knowing the artistic freedom owed to all writers,
poets, artists and film makers.
Caroline’s work has appeared in numerous commercial and literary journals throughout the
USA, Canada and the UK. She has written six novels and excerpts from several of them have
been published in various literary journals. “Strange Fruit” a short story excerpt from her
novel “The Myth of the Immortal Child” first published in Issue 51 of the Prairie Journal was
nominated for a Journey Prize in 2008. A poem “Piano Lesson” first published in “Puffin
Circus” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Another short story entitled “A Necessary
Sadness” first published in “Forge Journal” in 2011 has also been nominated for a Pushcart
Prize. This year her novella “The Watchmaker” was published by Vagabodage Press and a copy
can be purchased through Amazon or the publisher’s website.
Her current work can be viewed in the Archives
and back issues of journals in which her work appears can be ordered through the
Where to Buy section.
She can be reached at email@example.com.