Carol Bruce-Lockhart was born in Topeka, KS to Otis Bruce Jr. and Louis Jordan Bruce, and is married with 3 children. She has has been a published author since 2005, and has authored 3 books to date, and also helped publish a 4th book for children. She is currently in the process of completing her 4th solo book of short stories titled “Lessons Learned at 216″. This book will share many of her childhood stories and adventures. She looks forward to expanding into a variety of written works such as novels and children’s books. Along with being an author, she is also an inspirational speaker, and has been asked to judge local poetry contests contest as well.