Carol Smith was born in Stamford, Texas.  After graduating from Comanche High School and completing a variety of undergraduate studies, she opted not to attend Baylor Law School utilizing a scholarship she had earned, but began her career as wife of J.C. Smith, Jr., United States Naval Aviator.  During the next twenty years Carol was involved with the raising and nurturing of four Smith children, Kim, Trey, Kyle and Mindy.

After Captain Smith retired from the Navy, the Smiths made their home in west Texas.  Carol began working on a lifelong ambition of writing and was published in several publications: Jack & Jill, Cricket, Motor Home Life, Military Collectors Journal, EJAG News and a variety of short story magazines.

In 2006, she published a collection of her short stories “Inside Out” as well as a book of her poetry “Close To My Heart.”  She also published a book detailing her husband’s Naval Career and his military accomplishments “Journey to Command.”  Copies of “Journey To Command”, “Inside Out”, “Close To My Heart”  available at Hastings, San Angelo TX and Mountain Home AR.  For autographed copies you may order from author.  “Journey to Command” will be signed by author and by Capt. Smith.