About Caroline Mertens

A native of Southern California, Caroline Mertens moved to Colorado during high school. Her grandmother's immigration tales of adventure, love, pain, and redemption always provided ample amounts of hope, grace, and literary inspiration, as described in the story line of In Those Other Lands. Caroline received her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Colorado Christian University in the Denver area. After her own voyages overseas, Caroline returned to Colorado, where she met her husband. She's worked as a high school English teacher, non-profit writer, assistant to a Young Life director, and magazine editorial assistant, among other roles over the years, but her favorite calling is being a mother. Caroline is passionate about family, traveling, Indonesian food, and teaching.

Traversing Hardships

Traversing hardships is painful, but sometimes the only, inevitable way. We cannot avoid the physical pain of childhood, from personal friends who fail us, to educational challenges, to social disappointments. Even genuine growing pains, [...]

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Hilversum, Spring 1945

Hilversum, Spring 1945 The winter of 1944–1945 swept over them extraordinarily harsh, which led to “hunger journeys” to find family or acquaintances who could provide assistance, especially for growing boys and families with many [...]

By |2019-05-18T22:43:33+00:00May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Indo Project Feature

My book, In Those Other Lands, was featured on the Indo Project website and newsletter! Check out the newsletter at: The Indo Project is (as described from their website): “dedicated group of Indos and Indo supporters [...]

By |2019-05-18T22:21:06+00:00May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments