Carol MithersThe young Carol Mithers



Carol Mithers decided that she wanted to be a writer around the time she learned to walk. “My only sorrow is that it takes so long to write things down,” she noted in a 4th grade assignment. She got her first paid byline at 16.

She’s written three books, including Mighty Be Our Powers, with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee. Mighty was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and has been reprinted in 14 languages. Carol’s hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles, MORE, Town & Country, Architectural Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parenting, The Bark, The Nation, California, Buzz, Salon, the Daily Beast and more.

Carol’s married to sociologist and author James William Gibson, and is the mother of a daughter, Melissa Gibson.

She lives in Los Angeles, where she also serves two demanding rescue dogs.