Carol Cooley received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and master's degree in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has worked as a physical therapist and advocate for seniors and disabled adults since 1994. She's an active member of the National Patient Advocacy Foundation. Her writing has been published in various journals, and she was named a finalist in the North Carolina Literacy Review's 2010 short story competition. She currently works resides in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area.