Photo of Carol Doeringer

I’m an author.

I’m also a nature blogger & videographer.

My picture book, If You Wake a Skunk, is published by Sleeping Bear Press, with fantastic art by illustrator Florence Weiser. You can buy the book on Amazon, at bookshop.org, or from any bookseller.

For a teaching guide and activity pack, visit the Printables page—free downloads for teachers, librarians, and parents!

Please visit my book page to learn more about the book and why I wrote it. I was also interviewed for the Reading With Your Kids Podcast, a fun chat about skunks, books, and writing kids’ books. Their team designated If You Wake a Skunk a Certified Great Read. That’s stinkin’ good news! You can listen to the interview here.

When I’m not writing kids’ books, I’m usually watching and filming the wild goings-on in my little patch of west Michigan wood. Visit my blog for videos and stories about birds and other critters who share their neighborhood with me. Each post features one or more short video clips of something I saw that surprised me, amused me, or made me say wow. My posts include recommendations for related kids’ books, and you’ll find separate pages with many more suggested nature-related picture books and other children’s literature.

Image Credits: Author photo by Betsy Michele.