UNTAMED is now a national bestseller. Thanks to the readers buying it from the bookshelves across the country—and to all of the supporters, reviewers, and thousands of folks who have showed up at book fairs and speaking events. The groundswell of support has far surpassed my wildest hopes.

There is a rising tide of public interest in Cumberland, and it’s […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

UNTAMED in The Seattle Times

Carol is now coast-to-coast: The Seattle Times published a review of UNTAMED this week. Check it out here.



By |June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Great review from The Washington Post

I am thrilled by the review of UNTAMED that just appeared in The Washington Post.  It was WaPo that published Carol’s powerful, persuasive Cumberland Island editorial over thirty years ago. Her editorial ended up on the president’s desk and eventually led to a federally designated wilderness area for Cumberland Island. It’s exciting that The Washington Post is now highlighting […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Wall Street Journal reviews UNTAMED

While perhaps overshadowed by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal has a top-notch literary review section, and they recently published a great review of UNTAMED. I am thrilled that author Max Watman wrote the review; he is one of my favorite writers. The review focuses on the class war and turf war at the heart of the […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month

Amazon has named Untamed as one of its best books of the month for May 2014 in their biography/memoir category. It’s pretty cool to see Carol Ruckdeschel right next to Michael Jordan in their best biographies section. I think MJ would dig Carol. She liked to shoot hoops with Jimmy Carter at the Governor’s mansion, so she’s got game.

By |May 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Untamed on National Geographic Radio

It was a thrill to be interviewed by Boyd Matson for National Geographic Radio last week. He asked some fun, flavorful, and insightful questions that showed how carefully he had read the book. Listen to the 10-minute interview here.

Here is National Geographic Radio’s intro to the interview:

Carol Ruckdeschel isn’t your typical role model: the roadkill eatin’, pistol totin’, whiskey […]

By |May 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Best story ever

Karen Chavez’s recent feature in the Asheville Citizen-Times beautifully captures the essence of Carol and the book. And she makes me sound way cooler than I actually am. Best of all, our family, our dog, and even our goats got their pictures in the paper. Check it out here.





By |April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|