Carol Travis Alonso
Carol Travis Alonso was born and raised in Canada. She became a U.S. citizen in 1959 and, after earning a PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, worked for the U.S. Government. Carol has written influential papers in nuclear defense research and policy. She is an accomplished equestrian, winning numerous awards in dressage, which the International Equestrian Federation calls the “highest expression of horse training.” Dr. Alonso divides time between Orinda, CA, where Carol trains and shows horses, and her log home in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
Her debut novel Sun Stallion is an “entertaining account (straight from the horse’s mouth) of the sixteenth century exploits of Spanish Conquistadores in Peru. Told from the perspective of one of Pizarro’s war horses,” Begun as a series of bedtime stories Alonso created for her children, Sun Stallion blossomed into a well-researched work of historical fiction.
Carol also submitted a winning poem, Toby at the Keg Pull. It's an absolutely charming work – read it here!