Carol Fisher's writing often reflects her long time interests in gardening, cooking, and cookbook collecting. Not limited to these subjects, she writes articles on a variety of subjects. She enjoys writing essays, features, and profiles that introduce her readers to people, places, times, and events...current and historical.
In recent years her book length writing projects have focused on cookbook history and food history. These writing projects have taken her along the American cookbook trail from coast to coast and on the military food trail from the Revolutionary War to present food practices. A third book found her specifically absorbed in Missouri's cookbook heritage.
She continues to work on nonfiction book length projects, magazine article writing, and on submissions to anthologies. Some of her writing projects are co-authored with her writing partner and husband John C. Fisher. Currently, she and her husband are serving as guest editors for an edition of the Missouri Folklore Society Journal. This edition explores food lore and food traditions in Missouri.
Carol and John Fisher with their most recent award winning book, Food in the American Military:A History (McFarland Publishers)
(Walter Williams Major Work Award)
Missouri Writer's Guild
Carol enjoys opportunities to speak to audiences about her books and about her writing and research experiences. She has spoken to various civic organizations and interested groups and has presented numerous papers at Missouri Folklore Society annual conferences. Carol has shared information through the Missouri State Archives Speakers Program and is an active member of Heartland Writers Guild, presenting a variety of writing presentations at conferences and at monthly Guild meetings.