Carole Eglash-Kosoff lives and writes in Valley Village, California. She graduated from UCLA and spent her career in business and in teaching. In 2006 her husband, mother, and brother died within a month of one another, causing her to reevaluate her life. She volunteered to work with the American Jewish World Service and was sent to South Africa to teach. She returned there a year later, having met an amazing array of men and women who had devoted their lives during the worst years of apartheid to helping 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.
It is their stories that needed to be told. They are apartheid's unheralded heroes and The Human Spirit is their story. Carole has also completed a historic fiction novel, a pre- and post- Civil War interracial love story set in Louisiana, 'When Stars Align.