Exploring the Third Season of Life

About Carole

Carole Duff is a writer of narrative nonfiction. Among other publications, her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Streetlight Magazine, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Mockingbird, and Please See Me.

An adapted chapter from her book, Wisdom Builds Her House, appeared in The Perennial Gen (now The Sage Forum), for which she is a regular contributor. Carole posts weekly to her long-standing blog Notes from Vanaprastha.

Carole holds degrees from Wheaton College in Massachusetts (BA in History, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), University of Texas at Dallas (MA in Humanities), University of North Texas (MA in Education Administration, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi), and Goucher College (Certificate in Educational Technology). 

After completing a 34-year career in education as an award-winning high school history and social studies teacher, mid-management administrator and curriculum technologist, Carole became a writer. She is also an accomplished presenter, serious flutist, and avid naturalist.

Carole and her husband, the writer K. A. Kenny, now live in the house whose construction she oversaw in her memoir Wisdom Builds Her House, in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, along with their two large dogs. She has a daughter, a son, and a step-son, and she and her husband share a granddaughter.