Carol K. Walsh graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA. As a serious artist, she wrote and illustrated a hard cover book for fiber artists, Design for Weaving, published by Hastings House of New York and reprinted in paperback by Interweave Press; was a part of numerous exhibits; won international prizes; and lectured nationally. Later, Walsh graduated from Catholic University of America with an MSW and opened a private practice. As a therapist, she wrote and self-published The Art of Awakening Spirit. In addition she wrote and illustrated forty, 3000–4000 word articles for Pathways, a Washington DC publication, and subsequently consolidated her articles into a paperback book, Break Through: Coping Skills for Chaotic Times. Walsh has been happily married for twenty-two years and is the proud mother of two daughters and four grandchildren. She lives in Maryland.