carol pouliot mystery writer

Hi! I’m Carol Pouliot.
(Like Poirot, the “t” is silent..)

I’ve always loved books and learning. I can still picture the library my family went to when I was little. I remember my excitement picking out books. Now, the bookshelves lining the walls of my house are stuffed to over-flowing with mysteries, political thrillers, time-travel, ancient Egypt, French literature, biographies of British kings and queens, and favorites from my childhood. I guess it was inevitable I’d want to write.

I fell in love with France and all things French at age 11, and dreamed of getting my passport, packing my suitcase, and going to Paris. After a BA in French and Spanish from SUNY Oswego and an MA in French at Stony Brook University, I headed to Marseille, France for my first teaching job.

After returning home to Upstate New York, I taught French and Spanish for over 30 years. I also started my own business−an agency that provided translations in over 24 languages.

I’ve always felt very much a part of the world and at home everywhere I’ve ever been−5 continents so far. I did volunteer work for USAID for many years. I loved getting to know people from all over the world. A friend from Kenya taught me some Swahili; a woman from Japan showed me how to make her mother’s favorite chicken recipe; a friend from Panama taught me to salsa. All these wonderful experiences have enriched my life beyond measure.

I currently live on several acres of woods in the lake-effect zone. This means I get a lot of snow every year thanks to the strong winds off Lake Ontario. I enjoy seeing the deer, chipmunks, and foxes. I also love watching the birds at my kitchen-window feeders−over 30 different kinds at the latest count.

My passion is international travel. I’ve posted some of my favorite pictures on the Photo Album page.
(It was so hard choose!)

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