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About Carol

McClain is the award-winning author of four novels. A New York Yankee on Stinking Creek is the first place winner of The Dragonfly Book Award for best novel.

This is “the best book I’ve read in 2020.” Lena Nelson Dooley, multiple award-winning author, and blogger.

The city girl vs the country girl. The sinner vs the saint… We aren’t so different. We all need grace and truth. And above all these, love. Joy Massenburg author of A Heart Surrendered.

McClain writes novels about the redemption of the unredeemable. Even her most serious works are laced with humor. She is a consummate encourager, and no matter what your faith might look like, you will find compassion, humor, and wisdom in her complexly layered, but ultimately readable work.

She is a past president of ACFW Knoxville and its current treasurer/secretary. She facilitates Postmark Writers, an offshoot of the LaFollette Art Group. She teaches online courses and is a clinical supervisor for WGU.

In addition to the above, she’s served on the Board of Connections To Recovery, an organization dedicated to keeping addicts sober. She’s mentored recovering addicts, and at one time, had been a foster mother–the complexity and difficulty of that calling proved she was better off writing about it than performing it.

(Is there nothing she can’t do?)

Aside from writing, she’s a skilled stained glass artist and a budding potter.

She lives in Tennessee with her husband, kitties, and Springer spaniel, and soon will own a passel of Nigerian Dwarf goats.


She will publish the Borrowed Lives series with Elk Lake Publishing.








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