Carolyn Astfalk resides with her husband and four children in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For ten years, she served as communications director for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC), the public affairs agency of Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops. The PCC advocates for religious liberty, prolife, pro-family, Catholic healthcare, and Catholic education issues before state government. Carolyn’s column on state and national news related to the PCC’s interests appeared regularly in Pennsylvania ‘s diocesan newspapers. She also appeared on the statewide television program PCN Live and was a guest on then-Bishop Donald Wuerl’s television program, “The Teaching of Christ.” In 2005, she resigned from the PCC to be home full-time with her children.Carolyn is volunteer chairperson of Real Alternatives, Inc., a nonprofit, charitable organization that administers alternative-to-abortion funding in Pennsylvania and Michigan. She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Pennwriters, and the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society. Her writing has appeared in New Covenant and Lay Witness magazines. Stay With Me is her debut novel.