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CoastLine: Between the Rivers Author Carolyn Rawls Booth

Carolyn Rawls Booth
Carolyn Rawls Booth has written three works of historical fiction and published a collection of heritage recipes taken from her family's culinary tradition.

Carolyn Rawls Booth, born in nearby Bladen County, spent nearly five years of her early childhood in a New Deal homesteading project known as Penderlea.  When she was five, her family moved to Raleigh.  She left college after two years to get married and raise a family; it wasn’t until she was in her 40s that she decided to go back to finish her undergraduate work.  Carolyn Rawls Booth graduated at age 50, and published her first novel when she was 65. 

So far, she’s worked as a food and garden writer, and published a fictional trilogy, Between the Rivers, loosely based on her family in North Carolina.  She’s also published a collection of traditional southern recipes from her real-life “Aunt Mag”.  Today, she makes her home in the Town of Cary, just west of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 2 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.