Carol Westreich Solomon has returned to her first love, creative writing, after decades of sharing her love for language and literature in the classroom. For twenty years, Solomon’s company Carol Solomon & Associates helped professionals in government agencies and corporations write, edit, and manage the writing of others. She later transferred her love for writing to the high school classroom in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she taught English and theatre, created the Humanities Signature Program at Wootton High School, directed the IB Diploma Programme Magnet at Richard Montgomery High School, and developed English curriculum for the Humanities Magnet at Poolesville High School.
When Solomon first returned to creative writing, the Bethesda Writers Center awarded her the Emerging Writer’s Fellowship. Imagining Katherine, her first published book, was designated a Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Short works have won awards from Lilith Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, Montgomery Magazine, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. More recently, her short fiction collection Love, Loss, & Ghosts was awarded an Artists and Scholars Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Solomon lives in Maryland with her husband.
Imagining Katherine and Love, Loss, & Ghosts (November 2020) are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.
Carol Solomon is available to visit groups, virtually and in-person when Covid conditions permit, to discuss Love, Loss, & Ghosts and to present fiction-writing workshops. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.