Monday, September 26, 2016

Inspiring Minds

My illustrator for the cultural series had a lot of fun with some three and four-year-olds recently! Kelsea has always been a pleasure to work with. She puts so much effort into her beautiful illustrations and has made a wonderful difference in the lives of the families that read my series. Thank you Kelsea for sharing my books with these children, introducing them to other countries and cultures, and inspiring their creative minds with information about how you make the characters come to life.


 "I was a guest artist at my sister's Montessori school. I read If You Were Me And Lived In...Australia and If You Were Me And Lived In...Norway to the kids and they loved them! I talked about what it's like being an illustrator and took a few questions from the kids."- Kelsea


Kelsea Wierenga is one of my illustrators. Read more about here below.

About

Kelsea Parks Wierenga graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2006. She has worked seven years as a professional illustrator and designer for CreateSpace.com, a Print On Demand book publisher in Charleston, South Carolina. Sometimes I’m a Fire-Breathing Dragon is an original story that Kelsea wrote, illustrated and published in 2010.
Kelsea is currently illustrating author Carole P. Roman’s cultural children’s book series available on Amazon.com. These informative and entertaining books detail every day life for kids living in countries around the world including: Mexico, France, South Korea, Norway and many more.
Kelsea is available for illustration and design work.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Five Stars!




Wonderful way to be an armchair traveler and visit some of the Unites States thrilling monuments. Little Miss History is an adorable guide that takes the reader behind the scenes in this book to Mount Rushmore. She goes into quite a bit of detail, explaining the scope and cost of the project giving fascinating facts, like the amount of explosives needs and the type of rock, as well as many of the challenges the sculptors faced. Even more interesting, Mojica doesn't shy from controversy regarding the bitter dispute between the United States government and the Native Americans over the land. This opens the door to discussions on how to solve the issue a appreciate the many cultures sharing American history.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Free Downloads Saturday and Sunday!

If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe
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If you were me and lived in…china
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If you were me and lived in France
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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter
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The Crew Goes Coconuts
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Check it out! My New series!

Sweet little romance about the fate, faith, and destiny



Sweet little romance about the fate, faith, and destiny. An accident brings an unknown, unconscious patient to the hospital in serious condition. He is comatose and the doctors discover there is something bigger going on. A dedicated nurse decides that the man needs his family as much as his family needs to know where he is. She learns and uses social media making the patient and his struggle into an internet interest. She raises awareness of him and in the process learns a lot about herself. This is a story about kismet, and how in some strange way we are all connected, whether we realize it or not. A quick and enjoyable read.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Every empire rises the same way



Every empire rises the same way, using it power and financial muscle to rule the world. This planet has seen many supposedly " indestructible" empires from The Roman, to The Ottoman, The Russian, Napoleon's French Empire, the thousand year Reich that lasted barely twenty years. It is a chilling thought that the American Empire could slide into a decline. Some would argue it already has.
TK Carter paints a bleak picture of the future where the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been trampled by too much government. There is widespread shortages, and as a result, the government decides who will be allowed to travel, get gas, or have medical treatment. Unrest between classes has forced them into an experimental program of reallotments - much like when the Bolsheviks confiscated homes and reassigned who would live there. The Nazi's did the same. Seem farfetched? It has happened time and time again throughout history. We have seen our own current government use brinkmanship shutting down services so many agencies went to part-time until funding was released.
The story follows several characters, the most terrifying, a ten year old cut off from her parents. Fast-paced and horrifying, this is a scary look into the possible scenario of the collapse of a government. While it may feel stretched as well as a little extreme, I think we have to remember that revolution of any kind takes people by surprise in ways they never see it coming.


Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

love letter written by the mayor about her home



When I grow up, I want to live in Tofino. This a love letter written by the mayor of the small town in Vancouver Island about her home. Though it sounds like a sun-drenched Italian resort, it really a small island in British Columbia. Kait Fennel leaves no stone unturned in her vivid and thorough descriptions. A surfers paradise, it is filled with Native American history, and well as a natural wonderland for people see enjoy animals doing what they do best. She includes highlights, activities for young and old as well as charming snippets for the areas inhabitants. This is a wonderful slice of life in a beautiful place, where people are proud to share their heritage as well as their hospitality. I received a copy of this book for an honest review, but now I think I honestly want to bring my grandkids there for a visit!

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman