Orange County Children's Book Festival 2019

Hey, Everybody!

Thanks for stopping by.

I want to let you know that I’ll be participating in the 2019 Orange County Children’s Book Festival, Sunday, October 6th!

This is the second book festival in which I’ve ever participated. And, the first book festival for which I’m listed as a participating author on their website. Woohoo! A milestone.

I have to thank my son, Forest, for encouraging me to step away from my computer, exit my writing cave, and get out there and tell people about my books.

So, please stop by my booth and say hello if you are in the area. I’ll have some Enchanted Cupcakes from Dimension 11: Ceres for you! And, speaking of Dimension 11 - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - is my YA, metaphysical fantasy, debut novel and up until today I was a one book wonder! But, now - I’m a two book wonder.

I’ve spent the last four weeks working relentlessly on the first book of my new, for-all-ages, picture book series - THE INTENDERS. This first book is entitled - THE INTENDERS: WE MUST TELL THE PEOPLE. And, in staying consistent with my interests and writing style, it is another book about consciousness that explores the eternal, existential question: WHO ARE WE - REALLY - that will have readers stepping outside the realm of insanity that we call daily life - and explore the deeper, more meaningful layers of “reality.”

It was my “intention” to get it finished in time for the Orange County Festival and honestly, I wasn’t sure if I could do it - it was a BIG project. But, working daily from sunrise to sunset paid off - it’s complete!

While I don’t consider myself an artist I decided to tackle the artwork myself. I started drawing these little guys after I’d had a dream about them. The first three INTENDERS that readers will meet in this first book of the series are: PRESENCE, EGONONDA and KONSHIS. Each little INTENDER has been hand drawn by mua and hand colored with colored pencils. It was a lot of fun - and A LOT OF WORK!

I’ve started the second book in THE INTENDERS series and hope to have it finished in time for my next event - DYSTOPIA SCI-FI CON, Friday, November 8, 9 and 10th at the LA Convention Center!

Orange County Children's Book Festival 2019

Hey, Everybody!

Thanks for stopping by.

I want to let you know that I’ll be participating in the 2019 Orange County Children’s Book Festival, Sunday, October 6th!

This is the second book festival in which I’ve ever participated. And, the first book festival for which I’m listed as a participating author on their website. Woohoo! A milestone.

I have to thank my son, Forest, for encouraging me to step away from my computer, exit my writing cave, and get out there and tell people about my books.

So, please stop by my booth and say hello if you are in the area. I’ll have some Enchanted Cupcakes from Dimension 11: Ceres for you! And, speaking of Dimension 11 - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - is my YA, metaphysical fantasy, debut novel and up until today I was a one book wonder! But, now - I’m a two book wonder.

I’ve spent the last four weeks working relentlessly on the first book of my new, for-all-ages, picture book series - THE INTENDERS. This first book is entitled - THE INTENDERS: WE MUST TELL THE PEOPLE. And, in staying consistent with my interests and writing style, it is another book about consciousness that explores the eternal, existential question: WHO ARE WE - REALLY - that will have readers stepping outside the realm of insanity that we call daily life - and explore the deeper, more meaningful layers of “reality.”

It was my “intention” to get it finished in time for the Orange County Festival and honestly, I wasn’t sure if I could do it - it was a BIG project. But, working daily from sunrise to sunset paid off - it’s complete!

While I don’t consider myself an artist I decided to tackle the artwork myself. I started drawing these little guys after I’d had a dream about them. The first three INTENDERS that readers will meet in this first book of the series are: PRESENCE, EGONONDA and KONSHIS. Each little INTENDER has been hand drawn by mua and hand colored with colored pencils. It was a lot of fun - and A LOT OF WORK!

I’ve started the second book in THE INTENDERS series and hope to have it finished in time for my next event - DYSTOPIA SCI-FI CON, Friday, November 8, 9 and 10th at the LA Convention Center!

Kirkus Review for Thoughts To Die For

The long-awaited Kirkus Review for my novel THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR arrived today! It is always helpful and interesting to hear others interpretations of my story.

It is worth mentioning that there are a number of factual errors in the review.

1) The first factual error involves the reviewer’s statement: “Under the gentle watch of a wizardlike man named Hemp, kids like Levi keep thought journals, engage in an aerial sport called Solarshay, and eat veggie burgers at the local diner.”

Correction: The solarshay coach, Maya Solarshay, provides the thought journals to Levi and his peers, not Hemp.

2) A second factual error involves the reviewer’s comment: “But ultimately, the tale is open to any number of tantalizing outcomes. The burning question is: Will Levi be able to direct his mind to choose the right one?”

Correction: The story has a very clear outcome. It is inaccurate that it is “open to any number of tantalizing outcomes.” So, there is no “burning question” as to whether or not Levi will be able to “choose the right one.”

Based on these factual errors and a few other comments it appears that the reviewer did not read my story in its entirety. This is incredibly disappointing.

You can read the review in its entirety here

Kirkus Indie Review COMING SOON!

As a self-published author I need all the marketing and public relations help I can get. I am so busy writing I just don’t have the time to promote the way I would like to.

My YA Science Fantasy - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - has been patiently floating in cyberspace waiting for readers to stumble upon it, read it, fall in love with it - and tell their friends about it. When I learned about KIRKUS reviews I knew I had to get one.

I ordered my review in December of 2018 and it is due February 28th, 2019 which is just 18 days away. I am THRILLED and HOPEFUL that the review will be favorable. Either way, I know it will be HELPFUL in that the review will allow me to see the book through the eyes of a professional reviewer.

It is my ultimate dream/goal to have my story made into a feature film. I recently purchased Final Draft 11 and am in the process of writing the screenplay. I also (as a team with my son) recently applied to Imagine Entertainment’s Imagine Impact 2 Content Accelerator program. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are essentially the Willy Wonkas of the writing community giving 22 “golden tickets” to fortunate and talented writers from around the globe! I have been very busy visualizing our participation in this phenomenal program and will keep you posted! It would be a dream come true!

Thank you for stopping by and spending your valuable time reading my blog. I appreciate you.

I’d love to connect with you via social media. Here is my INSTAGRAM.

Carolyn

How Powerful Are Your Thoughts?

Hi! Thank you for being here. It is no coincidence that you stumbled across this blog. You are curious about the power of your thoughts. It is interesting, don’t you think, that we make it through 12, or perhaps even 16, years of “traditional” schooling without a single class addressing the power of our thoughts. Yet, thought energy is at the root of everything that “grows” in our reality.

Everything that exists in our physical reality starts with a thought seed that reacts with protons and ethereal matter to bring your intention into manifestation. Does that sound unbelievable? Well, 400,000 lbs. of aluminum, steel and titanium in flight also sounds unbelievable but it’s happening! Just because we don’t understand how something works doesn’t negate the fact that it does work.

Humans have harnessed a lot of energy and put it to work in various ways. Take your cell phone for example. We don’t all understand, or think about, how it works - but it does. Imagine all the other forces that exist out there that we aren’t even aware of.

You, me - everyone - we are all creating with every thought - and resultant feeling - we choose to entertain. To create the life we want, we simply need to learn to direct our thoughts - thoughts that are otherwise randomly, chaotically dancing through our mind. Imagine listening to a conductor-less orchestra. The same goes for a conductor-less mind. Unguided thoughts result in a chaotic mind that randomly creates a lot of unwanted things.

Truth is - guiding our thoughts isn’t easy. It is a skill. It takes awareness and practice. Thoughts and beliefs are the most magical tools we “sifters” have. What is a “sifter” you may ask? A “sifter” is an entity, or individual, who is aware of the power of their thoughts and chooses them wisely. That is what my transformative, empowering fantasy - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - is all about.

Levi Levy is the protagonist of THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR. Levi is a sophomore who is invited to finish high school in a parallel world where he soon learns that he is a “sifter” and that his thoughts are creating his experiences. Levi must learn to control his thoughts if he is to survive in the unpredictable 11th Dimension. This is all compounded by a bullying protagonist who abducts sifters and is determined to control the collective consciousness of all youthful minds.

If you have a child who loves to read I highly recommend getting THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR in their hands as early as possible. It will create an awareness of the power of their thoughts early on and positively influence them throughout their life - enabling them to create the kind of life they desire.

If you have a child who doesn’t love to read I highly recommend getting THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR in their hands as early as possible because it may just trigger a love of reading as well as enable him/her to create the kind of life they desire.

If you are an adult I highly recommend reading THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - as you are never too old to benefit from the power of your thoughts and - you can teach this to your children!

If you are a teacher and would like to introduce THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR to your students please contact me for discounted bulk rates.

THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR is a magical, fantastical, transformational, epic space adventure written in a way that inspires, empowers, entertains and stimulates wonder, curiosity and profound thought. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it…

THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR by C.G. ROUSING

THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR by C.G. ROUSING

I look forward to hearing how THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR has changed your perception and understanding of the power within you. Please share your experiences below.