ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carolyn B. Leonard is a popular speaker at organizations, fairs, and festivals, especially when talking about her favorite subjects, genealogy and writing. 

A former newspaper columnist, Leonard remained for many years a commissioned writer for Persimmon Hill, the award-winning magazine of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Leonard comes from the newspaper world of feature writing, and her favorite job was as general manager of her hometown rural weekly.

Her how-to genealogy book WHO’S YOUR DADDY? A Guide to Genealogy from Start to Finish, is now available in the second edition updated with more information on using digital technology in your family search. Dr. Norman Neaves wrote the foreword for TO ISRAEL, WITH LOVE, now available in the second edition with more than two hundred photos and stories of ancient and present-day Israel. Her newest book is, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN AMERICA—The US Presidents, the Federal Census, and current events that influenced the lives of your ancestors from 1790 to 1890.

A graduate of Oklahoma City University, Leonard set up in 1993 and continues to maintain a non-profit website called “WRITERS REMINDER” with free information for writers. (www.writersreminder.com) She is a past president and honorary life member of the OK Writers Federation, also a member and past president of the Writers of Purple Sage and OKC Writers, and of the international group, Dutch Cousins of Kentucky. She is a member of the International Federation of Family History Writers and Editors.