About Carol Fleurette

Carol Fleurette was born and raised in sunny Southern California. After driving for four days with a Thoroughbred horse and a motorcycle sharing a horse trailer, she moved across the country to Virginia, where she enjoys the country setting and variable seasons.  Her early experiences in Virginia inspired her first book, The Rain That Would Never End.

Carol attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and obtained a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and other traumas. Through her work, she found that reading created a safe environment for these children to grow, explore, and experience new things. This inspired the creation of her second book, Not The Same But Not So Different (Either) which encourages children to look beyond their differences and love others despite not always getting along.

Carol obtained a Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child & Adolescent Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and is currently working as a counselor for adults and children with mental health issues and other disabilities. Carol owns a service dog, a hearing dog named Catelyn. Carol finds herself educating others about service dogs and her positive and negative experiences inspired the creation of Access Required. Carol strives to educate others regarding disability, and clear up misconceptions about service dogs.

Carol Fleurette currently lives in Bremo Bluff, VA with her best human buddy, Seán, and her best canine buddy, Catelyn.