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In the Heart of an Author
This Is the Place
“When you live amid beauty
sometimes you don’t recognize discrimination,
and, if you do, you prefer
not to acknowledge it.”
~Quotation from This Is
young journalist realizes that because she is half Mormon and half
Protestant she is not suitable material for love. She delves into her
Mormon heritage and journals her way through prejudice indo redemption.
She learns to mend her own life when she finds she cannot mend her
world. This novel, set in Salt Lake City in the 50s, reveals not only
complexities of the heart but the secrets of what some consider a
mysterious place and culture.
her novel with behind-the-scenes details of
Mormon life and history
in a book suitable for all collections,
particularly those where . .
. Orson Scott Card's religious books are popular"
~ Library Journal
“[This Is the Place] instills the conflicts
of Mormonism so gracefully and incisively.”
James W. Ure, author of Leaving the Fold
“It's been a week … and still the characters fight
for attention in my thoughts.”
~ Warren Stucki, author of Boy’s
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Rebecca Brown of
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the end [of This Is the Place] there is a Reading Group Guide of
questions for serious discussion, which transforms this novel into a
textbook about closed societies & their impact."
For Carolyn's personal essay
"Beating Time at Its Own Game."
It includes the path taken through denial and cancer to
This Is the Place.
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Carolyn's Short Stories.
Genealogists abound in Utah. I urge fellow lovers of family
history everywhere to follow their leads; in fact, go one step
farther than most of them do. Turn that history into a
biography, a memoir, or fictionalize it -- just as I did
Is the Place and
Harkening. Records may be preserved but the history brought alive in a book lives
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first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second
book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative
nonfiction, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension’s
world-renown Writers’ Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter:
How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t is recommended reading for
her classes, was named USA Book News’ “Best Professional Book,"
and was given the Irwin Award. Her second book in the How To Do It
Frugally series is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward
to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. It won USA Book News
and Reader Views Literary Awards and the campaign for it won New
Generations Marketing Award. Her chapbook of poetry
Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads
list and was given the Military Writers' Society of America's Silver
Award of Excellence. Her chapbook series coauthored with Magdalena
Ball have won multiple awards.
Carolyn is the recipient of the California
Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and
her community's Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work
promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena
Weekly's list of 14 "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen."
You may want to refer to her growing
of resources on Utah and tolerance on this Web site.
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that are not fed die as readily as
any living organism
given no sustenance."
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The New Book Review
Master's in English.org Online Universities'
101 Essential Sites for Voracious
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites
for Sharing with Writers blog.
Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008)
and the Second Edition of The Frugal Book Promoter
Reader Views Literary Award for The Frugal Editor
New Generation Award for Marketing and Finalist for The Frugal Editor
Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award
Military Writers Award of Excellence for
Tracings, A Chapbook of Poetry.
A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion wins author Military
Writers Society of America's Author of the Month award for March, 2010
Award from Military Writers Society of America, 2010.
MWSA also gave a nod to
She Wore Emerald Then,
a chapbook of poetry honoring mothers.
Named #! on Top Ten
Editing Books list.
New Generation Book Awards 2012,
The Frugal Book
Promoter; Finalist 2010
The Frugal Editor;
Winner 2010 Marketing Campaign for the Frugal Editor
The Oxford Award
alumna who exemplifies the Delta Gamma precept of
service to her community and who, through the years,
devotes her talents to improve the quality of life
Book Promoter is runner-up in the how-to category for
Los Angeles Book Festival 2012
Winner Diamond Award
for Achievement in the Arts
California's Arts and Culture Commission and the City of
And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry.
See the awards page on this site.
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lyrical prose graces every page."
Ross, author, speaker, publishing consultant
"What a wonderful read! I
can see why [This Is the Place] won a number of awards."
“This author’s words set me free.”
Sona Ovasapyan, Student at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic