Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guest Post

Carolyn lives in Kaysville, Utah with husband and teenage daughter Danielle, her other four children having fled the nest, but still live close by. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, garden, sew, and play with her grandson.

In 1994, she incorporated her basement sewing business, eventually moving it into a warehouse, hiring more people, and developing her unique line of puppets and educational curriculum into a full-fledged, international business. She sold the main arm of her business in 2009, retaining a small portion to bring in income while she pursued her writing career. She has been writing seriously for the past six years.


Her first novel, Promises was released earlier this year. In the book, Hattie is barely twelve when her pa’s “business adventures” disrupt her family and move them to the new town of Tropic, nestled in the shadows of old Ebeneezer Bryce’s Canyon. Her pa views the town as opportunity. Hattie is hopelessly shy and views it with apprehension; she dreads the task of making new friends. More than anything else, Hattie wants to be like her father—not afraid of meeting new people, talking to strangers, and standing up for herself. So it is with trepidation that she accepts her pa’s challenge and promises to make new friends.
Hattie forms more promises as she struggles to make friends, finding companionship in places she wouldn’t have expected and learning that there is a difference between complaining and standing up for oneself.
           
            Promises is a heartwarming story of friendship with a touch of mystery and adventure set in the days before Bryce Canyon became a national park. Drawn from the memoirs of early Utah settlers, it is a realistic glimpse into the past and a delightful story for readers ages eight to eighty.

The best place to purchase Promises is on Amazon or online or in person at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. You can also visit Carolyn's blog and enter her current contest to win a copy, or stop by her author website to learn more about this delightful book.

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