Carolyn Helfenstein

Carolyn Helfenstein was only seventeen when she was hired to teach in a one-room rural schoolhouse near Toronto. After  finishing Teachers College she taught another four years.  Then she and her husband, Harry, ran a dairy farm for twenty-five years’ while bringing up their three children. By then Carolyn had become a journalist  and she and Harry bought and published the Teeswater News  for twelve years. However, those were difficult days for small community newspapers and they were obliged to close it down. To fill the void in her life, Carolyn found writing books the perfect challenge, producing the memoir WHY NOT? A MEMOIR IN BLACK AND WHITE about her years in the newspaper business. After this. she decided to research her family’s history in Newfoundland while studying at Waterloo University. This inspired her to write her novel, ROCK SOLID, which was was published recently

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