Carol Ferring Shepley

A fifth-generation St. Louisan, Carol Shepley was inspired by stories her parents and grandparents told. An award-winning author, she also wrote Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes: Tales from Bellefontaine Cemetery (2008), Lori’s Lessons (2013) and Kathy Buist, Luminous Sites (2015). She taught art history at Maryville, wrote art criticism for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and researched financial issues for Money magazine. Shepley is married and the mother of three daughters.

Host Steve Potter talks with Carol Shepley as she talks about the updated version of her book, St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline.

As St. Louis celebrates 250 years, several books have explored the city’s history. Add one more to the list, but this one tells the tales through timelines.


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