Carole Katchen was born in Denver, CO, in 1944. By the time she was
21, she was already an established freelance magazine writer.
Always looking for a story, here she is with Sonny Liston at the
Liston training camp in Las Vegas before the first Cassius Clay
fight in 1964.
The first children’s book she wrote and illustrated, I Was a
Lonely Teen-Ager, was published in 1965. It sold over 700,000
She was selected to assist Edward Weeks, former editor of
Atlantic Monthly, at the Colorado Writers’ conference in 1967.
By 1969 she had
decided that she wanted to become an artist. She studied art at
West Valley College in Northern California and received their
Outstanding Achievement in Art Award.