Carolyn Curry

Meet Carolyn Curry

Carolyn Curry is an award-winning author, historian, and non-profit founder and director of Women Alone Together®. She holds a BA from Agnes Scott College and a MA and PhD from Georgia State University. In 2014, she published Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907. In 2015, it was selected One of the Books all Georgians should read by the Georgia Center for the Book. In that same year, Curry received Georgia Author of the Year from the Georgia Writers Association. 

Carolyn and Bill are the proud parents of Kristin Hunter and William Curry, Jr., and their seven grandchildren.

Carolyn's Story

Carolyn has always had wide-ranging interests. In high school, she worked hard at academics, but was drawn to the world of sports where her brother competed in football, basketball, and baseball. It was as a cheerleader that she started dating Bill Curry. They married in their junior year of college when he was playing football at Georgia Tech. He went on to play pro football for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers, and the Los Angeles Rams. Then he went into coaching for twenty-seven years at Ga. Tech, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia State. Carolyn was right by his side and remained a cheerleader his entire career. 

These combined interests have compelled Carolyn to write her first novel, Sudden Death. Written in the guise of a mystery, it is an examination into what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of football families written by a woman who has spent her entire life in that world.

 Games, practice, and attending sporting events have been a natural part of her entire life. Now they have the joy of watching games and supporting teams where Bill played or coached. They take their two oldest grandsons, Alex and Elliot, to Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers play.

But wherever they lived, Carolyn pursued her education, eventually getting her PhD in history with a special interest in women’s history.

 This led to teaching at Westminster Schools in Atlanta and the University of Kentucky, as well as starting a nonprofit to help women. Here she speaks at the Georgia State Capital, kicking off Women’s History Month.

Graduated High-school
High School

College Park High School, College Park, Georgia

Got Married
Married Bill Curry

Bill and I got married on December 15, 1962

Graduated College
Graduated from Agnes Scott College

Obtained a BA in English 

Agnes Scott is a liberal arts woman’s college in Decatur, Georgia where I got my BA degree in English. Wonderful professors, great friends, and Women Alone Together partner for twenty years. The college changed my life. I am so grateful!

Our daughter born
Our daughter Kristin is born
Our son is born
Our son Billy is born
Master's in History
Graduated from Georgia State University

Carolyn receiving MA and PhD influenced decision for Bill to start their football program from scratch.

PHD in History
PHD from Georgia State University

Graduated from Georgia State University with PHD in History, Bill had recently become the Alabama football coach

PHD in History
Founded Women Alone Together

In 2002 Carolyn founded Women Alone Together®, a        501 ( c ) 3 non-profit foundation. It works to help women who are alone because of death of spouse, divorce, their choice not to marry, or alone because of separation, disease, or estrangement. However, all women are welcome.

First Book
Published Suffer and Grow Strong

Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907

2022, August 2nd
First Novel
Published Sudden Death A Novel
Book Tour
Georgia Writers Museum
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