Carol Craig Cowan-Lanyon is a native of Amarillo, Texas. After completing her undergraduate degree in 1985 at the University of Arizona, she earned a masters degree in Early Florentine Renaissance Art History while living in Europe. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona with Daisy, La Dogette.
Carol Craig Cowan-Lanyon had an idyllic childhood. Her mother, “Miz Bambo,” embodied comfort, filling her world with art and magic. Her father kept her safe and told her she could be anything she wanted to be. But when Carol’s father died just before her fifteenth birthday, the foundations began to crack. Without warning, Bambo became volatile and impossible to please. And at the end of Carol’s sophomore year in college, Bambo disrupted all of her plans for the future with a declaration: they would be spending the next year abroad.
What followed was the adventure of a lifetime. Though rooming with her mother didn’t exactly represent the bohemian freedom Carol had yearned for, their experiences together would teach her how much she still had to learn about the worldâ€”and force her to grow up in ways she couldn’t have anticipated.
Miz Bambo tells the story of a unique mother-daughter bond, and of mysteries that will forever remain unsolved.