Marketing consultant and free-lance journalist Carolyn Hamilton Proctor (Suriname 1999–2001) lives in Seattle, Washington. As the Downtown Seattle Examiner she writes for and is also editor and chief adventuress of

Carolyn was a marketing professional when she and her husband joined the Peace Corps in 1999. Their assignment was rural community development in a village on the edge of the Amazon in Suriname, South America. When her husband returned home early, she was reassigned to the public relations department of the Suriname Foundation for Nature Conservation. There she edited and produced bird and monkey guides, and designed logos for two nature preserves.

elisabeth-samsonFrom her Peace Corps experience, Carolyn published Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride, an historic novel based on the life of the first black woman to get legal permission to marry a white in 18th century Suriname.

She is a former graphic designer, Playboy Bunny, University instructor, and recipient of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Award in Communications. Her favorite hobbies are travel, art journaling, reading, and cooking.

A Liberal Arts graduate of Antioch University Seattle, she speaks French, Sranan Tongo and can count to 100 in Dutch.