Jan 4, 2016  Brief Biography
Carol Ann Castagna is a Christian, wife to Rev.Vincent Castagna, poetess, composer and lyricist, published author and pianist. Having placed and received honorable mentions for her poems through the years, most recently Carol has had five of her poems displayed in the October 2014 Thanksgiving Edition of Penned from the Heart. Two poems can be found in the 2014 winter edition of “Poetry Pacific” e-zine. Almost a dozen of her writings have been displayed as a result of a juried contest in the 1999 and 2000 Komen CT. Art for the Cure at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Carol Ann has also been recognized with honors for her writing by the Library of Congress, National Senior Poet Laureate Competition and the Writer’s- Editor’s Network.

Together, her husband, Vincent and she have four children and eight grandchildren. In 2013, they first became great-grandparents and now have three little darlings to call their own.
Professionally, Carol is a retired psychiatric nurse clinician who has worked in both the clinical and administrative settings. She is an R.N. with a B.S. in Social Services from the University of Bridgeport with graduate studies in Art Therapy at Albertus Magnus College. The main focus of her work was crisis intervention in hospital emergency rooms and community settings where she evaluated patients and recommended their treatment and follow-up care. Carol has been the pianist for hospitals, hospice, assisted living facilities and nursing homes as well as churches for many years. She is currently the pianist for her church and has taught piano to home-schooled children in her community. Carol has a weekly Christian blog on her website, http://www.joypsalms.com, which includes prose, poems, original piano music, titles listed in upper right section of website and lyrics that are listed under the poetry tab on the website. She has recently completed A Kiss from God ~ Poetry, an e-book as well as a soft copy book which will include a C.D. of original compositions. She belongs to Word Weavers, Sarasota and Christian Poets and Writers, served as an administrator, there -and she heads up the Prayer Team at her church.
E-mail: mrscac@att.net JoyPsalms Website: http://www.joypsalms.com; Author Page is https://www.hostingauthors.com/tools/lp/author/MrsC