Carol Chapman

Mystery. Memoir. Miscellaneous.

Finding the Good:
A Journey through Love, Loss, and Living

In the heartfelt memoir, Finding the Good: A Journey through Love, Loss, and Living, follow Carol as she navigates the challenges of being thrust into the role of caregiver for her husband after an unexpected seizure leads to a prolonged health battle. In the face of adversity, she discovers reserves of strength she never knew she possessed. Through the highs and lows, Carol’s story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering bond between a woman and her loyal corgi companions. Finding the Good is a poignant exploration of love, loss, and the power within us to persevere and Carol’s journey is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of goodness waiting to be discovered.

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In Finding the Good, Carol Chapman invites readers into her deeply personal journey of creating meaning through life’s best and most challenging moments. Carol has crafted a poignant and uplifting memoir that speaks to the universal human experience of loss and the transcendent power of hope.

—Kilty Brown, Director Casper Hospice and Transitions

Your articles and wise counsel have helped me get through the grieving process slowly.

—Henri Manning, widow

Chapman’s ability to be candid about the challenges along the way will inspire readers, as will her quiet courage and determination to “find the good” in navigating the solo life she never imagined.

—Susan J. Tweit, award-winning author of Bless the Birds, Living with Love in a Time of Dying

I wanted to laugh and eat chocolate with Carol. I wanted to snuggle with her Welsh corgis. Most of all, I wanted to hug her when she found her strength and held on to her positive attitude while slowly losing the love of her life.

—Rachel McPherson, Director of Development, Central Wyoming Hospice

Chapman’s memoir is an intimate journey through the big and small moments that make up our lives…[Her story] is peppered with humor, work, corgis, humility, and the unexpected angels who show up when we need them.

—Samin Dadelahi, President & CEO, Wyoming Community Foundation

Finding The Good is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. I am a better person and feel present in my own life simply because I took the time to read it.

—Craig Cummings, Executive Director, Casper Humane Society


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Carol Chapman considers writing her fourth career following her years as an elementary school teacher, the financial manager for a small trucking company, and as her husband’s caregiver.

She starts her day with two cups of coffee and the morning quietness she craves. When she isn’t writing, Carol loves reading, movies (especially the popcorn), lunching with friends, volunteering, making collages, and dark, rich chocolate anytime, anywhere.

Stories about ordinary women who discover their strengths are her favorites ranging from memoir, light mysteries, and historical fiction. Books spill out of her home.

Carol lives with her favorite guy, Barney Pembroke Welsh Corgi Chapman, in her native state of Wyoming.



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