Carole Eglash-Kosoff lives and writes in Valley Village, California. She graduated from UCLA and spent her career teaching, writing, and traveling to more than seventy countries. An avid student of history, she researched the decades preceding and following the Civil War for nearly two years, including time in Louisiana, the setting for Winds of Change and her earlier novel, When Stars Align. They are both stories of mixed race love during a period of terrible injustice. They are stories of war, reconstruction, and racism, but most of all; they are stories of hope.
Winds of Change is her third book. In 2006, following the death of her husband, she spent several months teaching in the black townships of South Africa. Her first book, The Human Spirit – Apartheid's Unheralded Heroes, tells the true life stories of an amazing array of men and women who have devoted their lives during the worst years of apartheid to help the children, the elderly, and the disabled of the townships. These people cared when no one else did and their efforts continue to this day. Her second book, When Stars Align, was a well-received novel of mixed race lovers, Thaddeus, colored, born from the rape of a young slave girl by the scion of the plantation, Moss Grove. His love for Amy, white, carries them both through the Civil War and Reconstruction but their stars never align.
Winds of Change, just released, follows the characters of When Stars Align into the decades that closed out one century and led us into the next, decades that saw the introduction of the automobile, the airplane, and the telephone as well as the Spanish-American War, and World War I.