St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Ottley-Mitchell began her career as the General Manager of the St. Kitts based software development firm, Leyton Microcomputer Series. Now a stay-at-home mom, Carol has turned her attention to her love of literature and promoting literacy and a love of reading among Caribbean children. She is the self-published author of nine children’s books. Eight of the books are based in the Caribbean and children reading these books get an engaging peek into the culture, history, and geography of the Caribbean. Carol’s books have been nominated for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Children’s Literature. They are also in use in the primary education system.