The Coffin Corner Boys
Mar 21, 2019
Carole Avriett
The Coffin Corner Boys

Carole Engle Avriett began her professional writing career over 35 years ago with Southern Living Magazine. As Homes Editor, she produced over 1200 articles on architecture and interior design, traveling a seventeen-state area for nearly 15 years. During her tenure with the magazine, she also helped produce several books on interior design. Afterwards, she became Editor-in-Chief of an award-winning monthly lifestyle magazine in Central Florida. Other notable freelance work includes  producing the first magazine for Disney's award-winning town, Celebration.

In addition to these accomplishments, Carole currently invests her skills full-time writing military biographies and inspirational books and to date, 8 have been published by nationally recognized publishers. Her most recent book, Coffin Corner Boys, One Bomber, Ten Men, and their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied France, has continued on several Amazon Military History best-selling lists since it was published in May, 2018.

A master teacher, she also leads a weekly  Bible study and continues to do guest-speaking engagements for churches and conference events; she draws from a wide range of life experiences including early personal struggles before becoming a Christian, surviving cancer, caring for aging parents, and riding every roller coaster in central Florida with her seven grandchildren. Carole and her husband serve as summer missionaries in Brazil and are active members of First Baptist Church, Orlando.

Orlando native, Paul Starks is son of the late Dr. George Starks, former pediatric dentist in Winter Park for over 40 years. Both graduated from Uni. of Florida where Paul’s father taught in the Dental School after his retirement from active practice. Paul grew up hearing the remarkable stories of his father’s narrow escape from Nazi-occupied France after his B-17 was shot down during WWII. Two years before his Dad died, they traveled back to France and located the exact spot on the French/Swiss border where his father managed a harrowing escape to freedom.


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