I BOOK ORDERING
Carol Nevius, born and brought up in upstate New York. An A student
through high school, I discovered more about the world beyond
Painted Post by attending Brandeis University, and taking summer
jobs, from short order cooking to being a newspaper switchboard
operator to teaching sailing at a girls camp. I enrolled at the
University of Manchester, England for junior year, and explored
most of Europe and the USSR. After graduating in 1976 with a BA
in Psychology, I headed off to a job opportunity in the Caribbean
for more world travel, working as a sailing charter cook, snorkeling
and fishing guide, and eventually becoming a US Coast Guard licensed
married my merman, and we set off under sail through the Panama
Canal and around the Pacific to Australia, Japan and Hawaii. At
this point, we had no computer technology, except a satellite
navigation system. We generated our own solar and wind power,
collected rainwater, and used the ham radio to communicate. We
worked odd jobs along the way, from boatyard fiber-glassing and
wood refinishing to picking bananas. Yes, there were a few frightening,
memorable moments, but many more peaceful and contented ones.
now live ashore with my husband in Coral Springs, Florida. Known
to thousands of students as Mrs. Jones, I have visited and guest
taught from pre-school to high school. I am presently in charge
of a sixth grade writing class, but my students will understand
if I'm borrowed by other schools for occasional author visits.
I enjoy swimming, music, traveling, reading, writing, revising,
and encouraging all my kids and all my orchids to grow and bloom.
inspired as I watched a summer introductory class taken by my
five year old. Presently, the kids are involved in Odyssey of
the Mind, art lessons, surfing, marching band, gymnastics, fishing,
next picture book, Building With Dad (Marshall Cavendish,
2006) with full color illustration by Bill Thomson, shows, from
a child's point of view, a year's progress at a new school construction
site, from walking the empty lot to the first day of school.
Cavendish, 2008) multi-culturally illustrated by Bill again, shows
that practicing together can build a successful team.
Cavendish 2011) illustrated by Bill Thomson, averaging 100 hours
per painted spread, gives readers a look at a diverse group of
girls and boys, practicing to learn the basic skills of this popular