Carol's Bio for Adults

Carol J. Amato is a writer, editor, and educator. She has published nineteen print books, three e-books, over 175 articles, and two short stories. Ms. Amato has edited eleven books, two book series, and numerous articles, and has served as editor for two magazines. Her articles have appeared in national publications, and she was a regular contributor to high-tech magazines, such as PC Novice and Smart Computing. She is a guest lecturer and has appeared on television and radio shows. 

Her recent titles for adults and students include How to Start and Run a Writers' Critique Group and The World's Easiest Guide to Using the APA, 4th Edition.

Her books for kids include the acclaimed series Breakthroughs in Science (The Earth, Astronomy, The Human Body, and Inventions), 50 Nifty Science Fair Projects, Super Science Project Book, and 50 Nifty Super Science Fair Projects.

Firmly believing that kids’ fiction can be educational as well as entertaining, Ms. Amato has applied her M.A. in Anthropology to creating the exciting new series, The Phantom Hunters, for kids 8-12. Each mystery takes readers to a different culture and includes a main them of tolerance for diversity. She just finished Book #2, The Secret of Blackhurst Manor, set in Lincolnshire, England.

Ms. Amato has a B.A. in Spanish and French from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, California. 

She has taught at the junior high and high-school levels and currently teaches writing part-time at the college level. In addition, she has served as a judge for the Orange County and California State Science Fairs.

She is a board member of the Writer's Club of Whittier, Inc., a professional writers' workshop, and past president of the Professional Writers of Orange County. She is also a member of the critique groups Books are Born Here, Invincible Ink, and the Corona Writers' Club.

She was a board member of the Orange County Section of the Independent Writers of Southern California from 1988-1993. She is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and the World Who's Who of Women.