Carolyn Pinkard earned a doctorate in clinical psychology in 1955 from the University of Florida. Since then she has worked as a newspaper reporter, director of a program for teaching pastoral counseling to clergy, director of psychological services in a community mental health center, and college professor.
She is the author of Word Play, a book of poems, and Lies That Tell The Truth, a book about metaphor. The mother of two sons, for the past ten years she has been a grandmother to Ben and Carrie Pinkard. From the day of Ben's birth she has sought to foster in her grandchildren, first, a liking for words and their magic, and, then, a love for stories, books and poems through using a hands-on approach of listening to them, discussing them, and creating them. A part of their response the reader now holds in his hands?a book of poems made by Ben and Carrie.