Carol Wall is an American author whose articles and essays centering on family life have been popular features in publications such as Southern Living Magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than twenty years. MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING, a memoir, is her debut book. It was published by Putnam/Amy Einhorn Books in March of 2014. She died in December 2014, just 9 months after her book was published to critical acclaim. She is my mother and inspiration.