Meyers, Carole Terwilliger 1945-
MEYERS, Carole Terwilliger 1945-
PERSONAL: Born June 30, 1945, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Earl Walter (a civil servant) and Esther (Furst) Terwilliger; married Gene Howard Meyers (a computer programmer), May 2, 1971; children: David Charles, Suzanne Michelle. Education: Attended University of California—Los Angeles, 1962-64; San Francisco State College, B.A., 1967; Fresno State College, teaching credential, 1969; graduate study at University of California—Berkeley.
ADDRESSES: Home—Berkeley, CA. Offıce—Carousel Press, P.O. Box 6038, Albany, CA 94706-0038.
CAREER: Worked as secretary, 1962-68; elementary school teacher in Fresno, CA, 1968-69, East Palo Alto, CA, 1969-70, and Oakland, CA, 1970-72; American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics, San Francisco, CA, newsletter editor, beginning 1973; Carousel Press, Albany, CA, editor in chief, beginning 1976. San Francisco International Toy Center and Museum, member of board of advisors, 1986-91.
MEMBER: International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers, California Teachers Association, Northern California Book Publicists Association, Bay Area Travel Writers, Writer's Connection.
AWARDS, HONORS: First-place award, self-published travel book category, Travel Publisher News Awards, 1990, for Weekend Adventures for City-Weary People: Overnight Trips in Northern California.
(With Gail Kramer) Eating Out with the Kids in theEast Bay, Hunger Pang Press, 1974.
How to Organize a Babysitting Cooperative and GetSome Free Time Away from the Kids, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1976.
Eating Out with the Kids in San Francisco and theBay Area, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1976, revised edition published as San Francisco Family Fun: Eating Out with the Kids in San Francisco and the Bay Area, 1990.
Weekend Adventures for City-Weary Families: A Guide to Overnight Trips in Northern California, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1977, 5th edition published as Weekend Adventures for City-Weary People: Overnight Trips in Northern California, 1980, 6th edition published as Weekend Adventures in Northern California, 1997, 7th edition, 2001.
Getting in the Spirit: Annual Bay Area ChristmasEvents, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1979.
San Francisco Family Fun, 1990.
Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games and Activities, illustrated by Victoria Carlson, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1992.
(Editor and author of introduction) The Family TravelGuide: An Inspiring Collection of Family-Friendly Vacations, Carousel Press (Albany, CA), 1995.
Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games for Kids and the Adults Who Travel wth Them, illustrated by Victoria Carlson, Gramercy Books (New York, NY), 2002.
FamilyFun Vacation Guide: California and Hawaii, Disney Editions (New York, NY), 2003.
Columnist for San Jose Mercury News, 1978-79, 1989-90, Oakland, 1980, Parents' Press, 1980-90, California, 1981-88, California Travel Report, 1982-83, Goodlife, 1983, San Francisco Focus, 1988-90, San Francisco Examiner, 1989-91, and Adventure West, 1994—. Contributor to magazines, including Sesame Street Parents, Parenting, Family Circle, Family Fun, Travel Holiday, Self-Publishing Writer, and Mothering. Editor and publisher, Family Travel Guides Catalogue, 1986—.
SIDELIGHTS: Carole Terwilliger Meyers once commented: "My writing is motivated by an interest in passing information I've collected on to other people. I write in an effort to help parents cope with child-rearing and to promote healthy, happy family life." Meyers has traveled throughout the United States and Canada, in Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Berkeley Gazette, December 18, 1976.
Bloomsbury Review, May, 1989, review of WeekendAdventures for City-Weary People: Overnight Trips in Northern California, p. 22.
Booklist, September 1, 1984, review of WeekendAdventures for City-Weary People, p. 19.
Bookwatch, July, 1993, review of Weekend Adventures for City-Weary People, p. 10; July, 2001, review of Weekend Adventures in Northern California, p. 5.
Children's Bookwatch, October, 1992, review of Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games and Activities, p. 8.
Library Journal, November 15, 1994, review of TheFamily Travel Guide: An Inspiring Collection of Family-Friendly Vacations, p. 82.
Oakland Tribune, December 23, 1974.
San Francisco Examiner, January 5, 1977.
Small Press, April, 1990, review of Weekend Adventures for City-Weary People, p. 42.
Wilson Library Bulletin, October, 1992, review of Miles of Smiles, p. 125.
Carousel Press Web Site,http://www.carousel-press.com/ (September 12, 2004).
TravelLady.com,http://www.travellady.com/ (September 6, 2001), Shel Horowitz, review of Weekend Adventures in Northern California.*