Cheryl Carpinello

Cheryl Campinello authorCheryl Carpinello is an author of novels for upper-grade children and she has a focus on medieval history.

Cheryl says, “I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.”

Although a retired teacher, Cheryl Carpinello still has a passion for working with kids. She regularly conducts Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools and the Colorado Girl Scouts. She is not the only one who loves Medieval Times and the King Arthur Legend. The kids thoroughly enjoy writing their own medieval stories complete with dragons, wizards, unicorns and knights!

She loves to travel and her other job is with a major airline. Her favorite trip was a two-week visit to Egypt with her husband that included traveling by local train from one end of Egypt to the other. Some of her favorite books include The HobbitThe Lord of the RingsThe Once and Future King, and any by the duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Wise Owl Factory (Carolyn) has prepared some student work pages to accompany a few of her books.  They are free, of course.

Also please visit her other sites


In Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend, Guinevere is turning 13 and is to give up her childhood pursuits and become the Lady of the Castle.  The book review and free teaching resource is available at this link. This is book one of three about Guinevere.


The free teaching resource for Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend is available at this link. We learn more about Guinevere and find out even a princess does not have an easy life.


Tutankhamen Speaks has a free teacher guide PDF with answer keys at the blog post. The genre for this book is historical fiction ancient civilizations.


In medieval Wales, Prince Gavin and other characters are brought together by the one they call the Wild Man. Book review and free teaching supplement for the book at this link.


Guinevere: The Legend is part of this series by Cheryl Carpinello. There is a free teaching resource for the book and book review at this link.


Cheryl Carpinello is an author of novels for upper-grade children and she has a focus on medieval history. Read more about her here.