US Mag Club: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, writing passion etc. ??
First, thank you for featuring my book on your blog.
My fiction comes from the stories of great family heroes. I researched families emerging from America’s Great Depression. That’s where I believe courageous and innovative women started coming into their own. The main character in the trilogy, Adele Christina Dawson, deals with seemingly insurmountable poverty and bitterness to lift her family to a new place.
Degrees: Education and Masters of Liberal Arts (emphasis in medical anthropology.)
US Mag Club: We been hearing a lot about you so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?
While it may seem like an overnight success, my storytelling career spans 30 years. So, it feels incredibly heartwarming to learn that readers are compassionate about the main characters.
US Mag Club: Great, Can you please tell us more about your book “Redemption“??
Redemption is the story of a young woman, born into wealth, but loses it all when her father dies in a suspicious accident, and her mother unknowingly remarries a con artist. Adele dreams of finding her birth family but first must win over a narcissistic impoverished step father. She takes on land grabbers who drained swampland to create highly fertile crop land, now affordable only by corporations and rich speculators. But when levees fail, more than a million homes are buried in an epic catastrophe as science, politics, race, honor, and high society clash.
US Mag Club: Why do you choose this name for your book?
Redemption describes Adele’s life: from a poor little rich girl, to extreme poverty, until she discovers the legacy left by her birth grandmother.
US Mag Club: As an writer, what has been one of the most exciting achievements of your career so far ?
Nothing rewards me more than to hear “when’s your next book coming out?
US Mag Club: Nice, Any upcoming book?
Rebellion, the third book in the trilogy will be out in late 2023.
US Mag Club: Awesome, Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?
I read, swim, travel, garden, inspire grandkids.
US Mag Club: Where do you see yourself after 10 years?
Still writing, but continually improving story lines.
US Mag Club: Your favorite Author?
Stephen King’s book, Billy Summers.
US Mag Club: How can people find you and follow you online?
Instagram: @CarolynPHartley, www.carolynhartleybooks.com, #CarolynPHartley. www.jmerrillpress.com