Saturday, July 7, 2012

Carole Anne Carr, author

I don't feature authors too often, unless I can't help myself because they're just so darn wonderful. Carole Anne Carr is one of those authors. Carole writes children books that my grandchildren love. And we all know you can't fool a child when it comes to good storytelling. 

Enjoy, these are exceptional reads...



Carole Anne Carr is an author and independent publisher of four children's books: two historical fiction, one fantasy, and one picture book.  Her early years were spent as a bank teller in Africa, then as teacher, owner of an art and craft business, poet, creative writing tutor, actress and Third Order Franciscan. She held the Office of Reader in the Church of England before beginning her writing career.  She's working on sequels to her children's books.  She's taught poetry and other aspects of creative writing, been Deputy head of a Shropshire primary school for nearly twenty years, and she's a member of the Society of Authors, the National Association of Writers in Schools, and W.I. Speaker. 


Candle Dark
Book One - Ironbridge Gorge Series
  - a children’s historical fiction adventure story set in a Victorian mine that is being promoted as a free eBook from the 6th to the 8th July inclusive – Pacific Standard Time.

Joshua was nearly eleven and he worked down the Blists Hill coal pit in the Ironbridge Gorge and he hated it down there. He hated working in the dark, he hated the rats and the stink of the tunnels, and he especially hated it when the mine flooded and his boots got soaked and rubbed his feet raw. Then the day that Mr. Bradley the horsekeeper gave him another beating so bad he ached and ached all over, he made up his mind to run away and find work on the Severn trows. But what would happen to poor Drummer, left behind in the dark? What would happen to his mother, left to the mercy of the evil Isaac Whitlock? And how could he sail to Bristol when his father had been sent to work in the most dangerous part of the mine? Afraid of the river gangs, and sick with worry about his dad, Joshua must decide whether to run for his life, or to stay in Coalport and protect his family despite the terrible danger.  
(the sequel - River Dark - to be published in September 2012)

Link for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Candle-Dark-ebook/dp/B004RR199I 


First Wolf
Book One - Wolf Series
– a children’s quest adventure story is set in 8th century Northumbria that is being promoted as a free eBook on the 12th and 13th July – Pacific Standard Time.
 
It was Toland’s twelfth year of life when his father hurled the wolf’s head at the mighty Eorl Uhtred, bringing his childhood to a violent end.  These were dangerous times, with people driven from their settlements, tribal wars, and bands of robbers on the roads, but Toland must keep his solemn promise to save the Lindisfarne Gospels from the Vikings, protect his family, and find his father.  With his faithful hound Bodo, he sets off on his quest through Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Surviving the first Viking attack of Lindisfarne, his many adventures lead him to the mysterious hermit on Inner Farne, Bamburgh fortress, the slave girl Kendra, the mystery of the stolen jewels, a blood debt, and a terrible discovery at the White Church…..

 

Carole Anne Carr – Children’s Author
B.Ed.Hons.(PrimaryEd), Dip.Ed.(Medieval History), HDTheology, HD.Child.Lit.(Open), Office of Reader - Church of England (WEMTC), Member of The Society of Authors, Nat. Assoc. of Writers in Education, National Children’s University (Shropshire), Society of Storytelling, Women in Rural Business, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, W.I. Speaker Author of First Wolf, Little Boy Good-for-Nothing and the Shongololo, Candle Dark, Thin Time, River Dark http://caroleannecarr.co.uk

24 comments :

  1. Sounds like Carole leads quite the active life. :) Thanks for sharing her work with us, Joylene!

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    1. You're welcome, Carrie. Carole is a lovely lady and I'm proud to know her.

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  2. Thank you so much, Joylene for your kindness. I shall try to live up to this, and I'm pleased to tell you that the sequel to Candle Dark, that I'm calling River Dark, is exciting even me, and I'm writing it!! Such a wonderful relief, I'm sure you know what I mean. Much love and many many thanks. Carole.

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    1. It's an honour hosting you today, Carole. I'm glad to do it. Have a wonderful weekend. And happy writing.

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  3. Yay, thanks for the recommendations.

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    1. You're very welcome, Sara. Have a great weekend down there in Georgia.

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  4. Carole has a very impressive resume. Why am I learning about all these great children's books when my youngest is starting college?

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    1. I know what you mean, Susan. My youngest is 38. Lucky for me he has a 10 month baby boy! Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Amazing! I'm officially in awe of Carole. :) Can't wait to check out the picture book with my kiddies.

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    1. When you can, check out her blog. It's full of inspiration. Thanks, Adriana.

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  6. I have Carole's "Candle Dark" about half read and am surprised at how much a children's book has captured my attention! It provides a very realistic look at life in a coal mining town in that era, and I'm anxious to find out what happens to young Joshua.

    I might have to read all the rest of Carole's books now! :)

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    1. I'm not surprised, Carol. I'm waiting to get First Wolf back from my grandchildren. I made the mistake of passing it along before I had a chance to read it first.

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  7. I'll have to show my kids her books:-)

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    1. I'm so glad. I love her books, and I'm sure they will too.

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  8. Thanks for mentioning these books, Joylene. I've heard of Carole Ann but haven't yet read any of her work. They sound great!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Actually, Carole's a regular follower of my blog. We've been hanging out for a few years now. Her books are wonderful.

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  9. I love historical fiction...these sound great!

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  10. Nice to meet you, Joylene! Isn't Carole an amazing lady?!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. And yes, Carole is amazing -- and inspiring. I met her through Gary's blog and haven't looked back since, Thanks for joining my blog. I was going to reciprocate but I couldn't find yours.

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  11. Hi, Joylene. Thanks for sharing about this author and her books. They both sound like they will be good books to read.

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  12. Hey Joylene,
    See that, I've backtracked to leave a comment on this posting. Am I kewl or what...
    Carole is a truly gifted children's author for really, children of all ages. My son Tristan's twelve year old half brother has read "First Wolf" and he was captivated.
    Good of you to host this, Joylene. You is well kewl, eh.
    Your adoring fan, Gary

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