From Silly to Sinister: Short Story Collection (Book #1) (Paperback)
A variety of short stories that scan the imagination from the heartwarming to the creepy ones that make your mind twitch. The Titles are: A Cane with a Name The Long Journey Home Lace Curtains Knock on Heaven's Door On the Road Again Tall Tales The Last Guest Sinister Secrets Carolee has handcrafted her children's books to cross all age brackets and offer the unique concept of Adult Fairy Tales. This unusual idea provides the perfect gift for the person who thinks they have everything. The paired tales are Granny NeatFreak, Goodie RudeShoes and Billy BitterBetter. Whether read alone or to a child, the illustrations and the morals will bring delight with a smile and a giggle to both young and old alike, offering the opportunity to share simple values that have been forgotten with the passage of time. Carolee's illustrated children's books are: Goodie RudeShoes-Series One-Age 5 and up, Billy BitterBetter-Series Two-Age 5 and up, Granny NeatFreak-Age 5 and up, The Mouse House-Age 4 and up, That Secret Part of Me-Age 3 and up. Her others Works are: From Silly to Sinister: Book One and Two. Short Stories for Teens through mature Adult. Navigating the Potholes of Life: humor, adventure and drama for teens through mature adults. A Reason to Dream: Fiction: drama. based on true story for teens and adults. The following book had three versions. The Graduation: A stand-alone novel for teens through mature adults. The Graduation with Study Guide for parents with teens, teens and adults. The Graduation Study Guide for those who prefers a separate copy. Fiction: drama, humor, friendship, endurance. With God in Mind Prose for the teens and adults. Available as paperbacks and as ebooks. Thank you for your interest in my work.
Stepping out of her safety zone, Carolee went to college at age thirty-six to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing, graduating magna cum laude. Mentored by a college professor and his wife, she set her sights to obtain her degree in four years while she raised her five children. Her mentors' favorite distraction during that period sounded something like this, "keep your eyes on the end of the tunnel." The light slowly got brighter as Carolee approached graduation and she grew in understanding and self-worth. Her nursing career awarded her many opportunities to broaden her horizons as she worked on a surgical floor, lectured for the hospital's Wellness Program, became a Director of Nursing, Director of In-service and an Infection Control Practitioner. However, the inherited entrepreneurial blood ran deep in her heart and she left nursing and opened Carolee Realty Group to continue to serve the needs of others. After nine years of success, her husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Unable to meet the demands of her career and be a full-time caregiver, she closed her brokerage and began to paint her watercolor illustrations and handcrafted her works. After her husband passed, she decided to travel at age sixty- eight. She purchased a thirty-two foot motor home and towed her car thirty-five thousand miles cross-country to promote her work. Her grown children gasped, "You're going to do what?" The voyage turned into the comedy of a lifetime, meeting only one turkey and thousands of eagles. Other than writing, her interests at age eighty-two are family happenings, singing (when no one is listening), playing the piano, reading, occasional computer games, gardening and walking. Her strength of character and her belief in God are evident throughout all of her manuscripts. Carolee has created and handcrafted her books from cover to cover, including the watercolor illustrations in her children's books. Carolee's five children's books cross all age brackets and offer the unique concept of Adult Fairy Tales. Whether read alone or to a child, the illustrations and morals will bring delight with a smile and a giggle to both young and old alike and grants the opportunity to share simple values that have been forgotten with the passage of time. Available as paperbacks and as ebooks. Thank you for your interest in her work.