Ms. Stover (Carol June Gibbs) grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and graduated from Cornell University with highest honors. She launched her marketing career in Boston, Massachusetts where she held executive positions with well-known Boston hotel groups. In 1998 she ventured into writing, co-authoring The Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls. Following this successful publication, she began writing freelance full time for newspapers and magazines. In 2002 she authored, Small Dolls of the ‘40's and ‘50s’; In 2004 co-authored Doll Values, eighth edition. Ms. Stover has also authored over 100 magazine articles published to date in national publications. Her first novel, Current River Redemption won a 2004 IPPY Award for Regional Southern Fiction. Surviving 26th Street is her second novel and received a first place 2014 award for literary fiction from Reader Views and the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award for literary fiction. Ms. Stover’s third novel: Kenmore Square/A Novel was published this year.
Ms. Stover is a member of the Off Campus Writers’ Workshop (OCCW) and Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC), and she now resides in Sandwich, MA and Fort Myers, FL with her husband Frank.